From markets to community halls to cultural festivals, candidates in Malaysia's 14th general election made the most of every moment they had on the first full day of campaigning yesterday, in a bid to cover as much ground as possible and win voters' hearts and minds in the lead-up to the May 9 polls.
Prime Minister Najib Razak, who heads the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition that won 133 of the 222 seats in the federal Parliament in the last election, went around his seat of 42 years, Pekan, in Pahang.
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