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Motorists drive underneath flags of Malaysia’s ruling party National Front, opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party and People’s Justice Party ahead of the upcoming general elections in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, April 29, 2013. With less than a week to general elections, Malaysia’s opposition alliance is banking on the promise of bold change to end the governing coalition’s 56-year rule. It says a new economic playing field will strip away decades of race-based policies that it believes bred corruption and hampered growth.Lai Seng Sin — AP Photo

By EILEEN NG — Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — With less than a week to general elections, Malaysia’s opposition alliance is banking on the promise of bold change to end the governing coalition’s 56-year rule. It says a new economic playing field will strip away decades of race-based policies that it believes bred corruption and hampered growth

The three-party opposition alliance led by former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim says it cannot be business as usual in Malaysia, where affirmative action policies that favor majority ethnic Malays in business, jobs and education have polarized the country and suppressed its economic competitiveness.

Despite posting robust economic […]