I think in Melaka petition writer is decreasing year by year or already gone? Because I have not seen any lately at their favorite spot at Jalan Hang Tuah. Maybe many of the government department already shift to Ayer Keroh @ MITC @ Hang Tuah Jaya. Petition writer help people to do official document or letter that deal with the government. They use type writer. I have not seen any of them using laptop.
But till today you can still find petition writers throughout Malaysia. For example I saw petition writers at Government office in Seremban, pic below.
Read the story of 68-year-old petition writer here in the Star.