Picture This Flush of Hope
Members of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic party (PAS) pray for their party's success at the polls during a gathering at a stadium in Kota Bahru on May 3. Malaysia's upcoming general elections, scheduled for May 5, may have historical implications. For the first time since the country gained independence in 1957, the opposition stands a realistic chance of defeating the National Front coalition of Prime Minister Najib Razak, which has been haunted by frequent allegations of corruption. The ruling coalition's successful drive for economic advancement could however secure widespread voter support.