Malaysia Votes 2018

Unusual tactics, festive air, multi-cornered fights: A uniquely Malaysian campaign

Unusual tactics, festive air and multi-cornered fights seen on road to 'mother of all elections'

Holograms, cheap chickens and a game of badminton.

These are some of the unique tactics that have sprung up on the campaign trail in Malaysia as the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) and opposition pact Pakatan Harapan (PH) battle it out to woo voters ahead of polls tomorrow.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 08, 2018, with the headline 'Uniquely Malaysian campaign'. Print Edition | Subscribe