Malaysia's opposition has decried a move by the Election Commission (EC) that will effectively prevent photos of Tun Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim being used on posters across the country ahead of the May 9 election.
The EC on Tuesday issued new guidelines for candidates stipulating that photos of only two leaders of a political party - the president and deputy president, or their equivalent - can be used on campaign materials, other than the photo of the candidate for that particular constituency. And the two leaders must be from the party that the candidate represented on Nomination Day, which is this Saturday.
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