Google flies the flag for Malaysian election with new doodle

Google Malaysia has created a doodle to commemorate the 14th Malaysian General Election (GE14). The landing page features the alphabets queueing up to vote, with majority of the letters holding ballot papers and a Malaysian flag, while the middle “G” has been replaced with a ballot box with a Malaysian flag on it.

In a statement to A+M, Google Malaysia’s spokesperson said the company created the doodle to celebrate this important day with fellow Malaysians. “There are no business objectives behind this doodle whatsoever. Selamat mengundi everyone!” the spokesperson added.

It also created doodles for Malaysia’s Independence Day in 2016 and 2015, as well as the South Korean elections in 2017 and the Philippines elections in 2016.

This comes shortly after Twitter unveiled a new emoji for GE14, featuring a marked ballot above the Malaysian flag, which is shaped to resemble the ballot box. The emoji appears when the hashtags #MalaysiaElection, #GE14 or #PRU14 are used in the tweet, and is available until 16 May.

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