Dubai: Opposition leaders are courting overseas Malaysians,
who they see as a political asset in the country's general election next month.

The election comes at a time when many Malaysians are dissatisfied with the leadership.

Supporters showed up at the home of a Malaysian political advocate for a tele-conference with leaders of Parti Se-Islam Malaysia (PAS), the strongest out of the three opposition parties in the country, and discussed the three parties' electoral strategy against the ruling coalition, National Front.

"We know the National Front will probably win, but we want to decrease the majority," said one supporter.

Husam Mousa, vice-president of PAS, said the opposition was cooperating to avoid a three-corner fight. To court more support, he also promised a 'toning down' of the Islamic state issue, which PAS had long sought to establish in Malaysia.