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The art of campaigning

THERE appears to be an art to displaying election campaign flags and flyers. The sights that greeted us as we drove around Kuala Terengganu from 10 to 12 Jan 2009 seemed to indicate that.

The size of the flags, the effect of putting them against contrasting colours or a significant landmark, using tall flagpoles versus short ones, and stringing flyers at strategic heights all created a certain impression on passers-by.

Both the Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat have gone all out to display their party colours. Across the Kuala Terengganu landscape and skyline, the most common are the BN’s blue, Umno’s red, white and yellow, and PAS’s green.

The parliamentary by-election on 17 Jan 2009 will see a three-corner fight among the BN’s Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh from Umno, Pakatan Rakyat’s Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut from PAS, and independent Azharudin Mamat @ Adam.

See also:

KT’s decorative touch
Surviving perception
Wahid’s likeability factor
Getting the message across in KT
Politicising Islam in KT
KT’s odd man out
Contrasting campaign styles in KT

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One Response to “The art of campaigning”

  1. adeline says:

    On the way to Kota Baru last year, I saw a flag with Nik Aziz’s face planted on top of a hill. Quite a majestic sight!

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