08 May '18, 4pm

"Malaysians in Singapore on a dash across strait hoping to sway vote"

(Reuters) - Many of the half a million Malaysians living and working in Singapore crossed the strait into their homeland late on Tuesday to cast their votes in Wednesday’s national election, packing a busy causeway in a chaotic but at times festive mood. FILE PHOTO: Supporters listen to a speech by former Malaysian Prime Minister and candidate for opposition Alliance of Hope, Mahathir Mohamad, during an election campaign rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo A vote called for the middle of the week made for difficult logistics for Malaysians living in the city-state neighbor, having to take days off from work to travel across what is normally one of the world’s busiest international borders. “Having the election on a Wednesday is very inconvenient for Malaysians living in Singapore,” said Pang Sze Lu, 31, who works in the manufacturing in...

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