With the 14th General Election literally days away, political campaigns are getting more and more brutal. Some people have allegedly performed smear campaigns, which are campaigns designed to damage the reputation of a party or a candidate of that particular party.
A common way to do this is by dredging up old news and passing it as a recent piece of news, and you might have seen a few of these ‘reheated’ news floating around already. So in the spirit of these smear campaigns, let’s see if you can tell the difference between news headlines for the upcoming elections and news from past elections… in the form of a quiz!
The links to the headlines can be found below the quiz, but no cheating now. How mad are your identifying skillz?
Besides dead people, names of former citizens and people who have yet to sign up were also claimed to be on the roll last month.
This was news back in GE13, the second election to use indelible ink on the voters’ fingers. Concerns were raised on why the amount of silver nitrate in the ink differs from the original standard (4%, as opposed to 1% found on the field).
Al Jazeera explored the financial imbalance between government and opposition politicians back in 2013.
It may sound like old news, but it’s actually a recent strategy announced by past earlier this month.
In recent news, an aux cop had his hands and belly burned on a roti canai skillet for ‘not supporting BN’.
The second Bersih news on this list, but this happened back before GE13, when they claimed that about 100 Nepalese were flown in from KK under curious circumstances.
Someone recently photoshopped Hadi looking for fleas in Najib’s hair and spread it aroundon WhatsApp.
The MIC president, Dr Subramaniam, expects support by the Indians to increase to 65% on average this GE14.
This sounds like it might be a recent thing, but it’s actually from GE13. The blurred name in the screengrab is Anwar Ibrahim’s.