As the campaign for Malaysia's heated general election enters its halfway mark today, the latest opinion polls indicate that Prime Minister Najib Razak remains well placed to retain power, but former PM Mahathir Mohamad is also inching closer to ending Barisan Nasional's (BN) six decades in power.
The survey of voters by leading opinion research house Merdeka Center, conducted after candidates were formally nominated last Saturday, also shows that the biggest loser is Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), which appears to have "overextended itself" as a third choice.
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