All-out bid by leaders for votes in tight Malaysia polls

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak of the ruling coalition party Barisan Nasional shakes hands with his supporters during a campaign event in Pekan, Pahang on May 6, 2018.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak of the ruling coalition party Barisan Nasional shakes hands with his supporters during a campaign event in Pekan, Pahang on May 6, 2018.PHOTO: AFP
Malaysian PM Najib Razak of the ruling coalition party Barisan Nasional (centre) poses for pictures with his supporters during a campaign event in Pekan, Pahang, on May 6, 2018.
Malaysian PM Najib Razak of the ruling coalition party Barisan Nasional (centre) poses for pictures with his supporters during a campaign event in Pekan, Pahang, on May 6, 2018. PHOTO: AFP
Malaysian PM Najib Razak (centre) poses for pictures with his supporters during a campaign event in Pekan, Pahang, on May 6, 2018.
Malaysian PM Najib Razak (centre) poses for pictures with his supporters during a campaign event in Pekan, Pahang, on May 6, 2018. PHOTO: AFP
Malaysian PM Najib Razak (front, second from right) of the ruling coalition party Barisan Nasional poses for pictures with his supporters during a campaign event in Pekan, Pahang on May 6, 2018.
Malaysian PM Najib Razak (front, second from right) of the ruling coalition party Barisan Nasional poses for pictures with his supporters during a campaign event in Pekan, Pahang on May 6, 2018. PHOTO: AFP
Former prime minister and candidate for opposition Alliance Of Hope, Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an election campaign rally in Kuala Lumpur, on May 6, 2018.
Former prime minister and candidate for opposition Alliance Of Hope, Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an election campaign rally in Kuala Lumpur, on May 6, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS
Former prime minister and candidate for opposition Alliance Of Hope, Mahathir Mohamad giving his speech at the Mega Ceramah in Hulu Kelang, Selangor, on May 6, 2018.
Former prime minister and candidate for opposition Alliance Of Hope, Mahathir Mohamad giving his speech at the Mega Ceramah in Hulu Kelang, Selangor, on May 6, 2018. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
PKR supporters cheering former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad at the Mega Ceramah in Hulu Kelang, Selangor, on May 6, 2018.
PKR supporters cheering former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad at the Mega Ceramah in Hulu Kelang, Selangor, on May 6, 2018. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Former prime minister and candidate for opposition Alliance Of Hope, Mahathir Mohamad (centre) speaks during an election campaign rally in Kuala Lumpur, on May 6, 2018.
Former prime minister and candidate for opposition Alliance Of Hope, Mahathir Mohamad (centre) speaks during an election campaign rally in Kuala Lumpur, on May 6, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his rival, former premier turned opposition chief Mahathir Mohamad, made an all-out effort over the weekend to boost support in the country's most keenly fought election as the campaign enters its final stretch.

Datuk Seri Najib, who heads the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN), travelled across three wards in Penang and Perak on Saturday (May 5) before returning to his seat in Pahang on Sunday, and flying to Sabah.

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