The state known as Malaysia's ricebowl will see many three-cornered fights, but the real showdown is between Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH).
The return of former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad to lead PH in the election has evoked a sense of nostalgia among Kedahans. A much-loved and respected figure, many consider him the best person to take on Prime Minister Najib Razak and fix governance wrongs.
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