Four photographers capture the defining moments of the election across Malaysia.By Evelyn
Malaysia held her 13th General Election (GE13) on the 5th May 2013. The election saw 85% voter turnout – making it the highest ever recorded in history. The election fever began from the time the Parliament was dissolved on 3 April, which kick-started a relentless 15 day political campaign all over the country.
GE13 proved to be an unprecedented election. Up to the peak of the election day on the 5th May, flag wars were eminent in almost every part of the country, together with daily campaigning and speeches during the night. Massive political awareness spread throughout the country, especially in the generation of young voters. The anticipation was building up until the eve of election day and about 12.9 million Malaysians showed up to vote, with some coming out as early 7:30am in some polling stations to cast their votes.
Below are some of the photos that captured some of the defining moments before and right up to the election day around Malaysia.
Compiled by Evelyn Teh.
Many thanks to the photographers who contributed to this feature.