One in three candidates from Malaysia's ruling coalition for the May 5 election will be new as Prime Minister Najib Razak opts for a slate of fresh faces to fend off a resurgent opposition led by Anwar Ibrahim.
A woman walks past Malaysia's ruling party National Front flags put up on a roadside in Kuala Lumpur ahead of the upcoming general elections. Malaysia's Election Commission says national polls will be held on May 5. (AP Photo)
"We are going to put many new faces in places and states that we have lost to the opposition," Mr Najib, 59, told reporters in Kuala Lumpur on Monday. Candidate's names will be made public tomorrow, with 33% new contenders in the national parliament and 49% in state assembly seats, the prime minister said.
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