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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia's politicians take election battle to cyberspace

'Bots' seen trying to rouse anti-opposition sentiment on Facebook and Twitter

Malaysia's ruling coalition is leading in number of followers on social media, but a think tank believes many followers may be bots. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

KUALA LUMPUR -- With only two weeks left before elections, Malaysia's political parties are ratcheting up their battle on social media, even before the start of official campaigning on Saturday. 

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