Malaysia election: Opposition billboard depicting Najib and Rosmah taken down

Left: The opposition billboard in Yong Peng, Johor, showing BN's Dr Wee Ka Siong with Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, and the empty space after the EC removed it. Above: Opposition candidate Liew Chin Tong in front of a BN poster of Transpor
The opposition billboard in Yong Peng, Johor, showing BN's Dr Wee Ka Siong with Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, and the empty space after the EC removed it.ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG
Left: The opposition billboard in Yong Peng, Johor, showing BN's Dr Wee Ka Siong with Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, and the empty space after the EC removed it. Above: Opposition candidate Liew Chin Tong in front of a BN poster of Transpor
The opposition billboard in Yong Peng, Johor, showing BN's Dr Wee Ka Siong with Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, and the empty space after the EC removed it.ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG
Left: The opposition billboard in Yong Peng, Johor, showing BN's Dr Wee Ka Siong with Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, and the empty space after the EC removed it. Above: Opposition candidate Liew Chin Tong in front of a BN poster of Transpor
Opposition candidate Liew Chin Tong in front of a BN poster of Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai with Chinese President Xi Jinping. He accused the EC of double standards, citing the BN poster.ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG

The main road through the Johor town of Yong Peng is lined with blue Barisan Nasional (BN) flags and banners of its candidate Wee Ka Siong, who is seeking a fourth term.

But the image of the BN chief, Prime Minister Najib Razak, is hardly seen in campaign posters around the district, which is part of Ayer Hitam constituency.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2018, with the headline 'Opposition billboard depicting Najib and wife taken down'. Print Edition | Subscribe