Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) delivered a final rallying call for Wednesday’s election on live television on Tuesday night, at same time as opposition chief Mahathir Mohamad (right) addressed voters on Facebook Live.

Neck and neck: Najib vs Mahathir puts Malaysia election on razor edge

Voting begins in tightest race in decades, following pledges by Prime Minister Najib Razak of holidays, tax waivers and road toll free days – deemed ‘bribes’ by opposition chief Mahathir Mohamad

Topic |   Malaysia election

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) delivered a final rallying call for Wednesday’s election on live television on Tuesday night, at same time as opposition chief Mahathir Mohamad (right) addressed voters on Facebook Live.
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.