Malaysia opposition vows reform, higher incomes

Malaysia's opposition has unveiled a sweeping election manifesto that pledges to eliminate authoritarian rule and corruption. 

It also promises lower fuel prices and other populist sweeteners. 

Unveiling the platform, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim promised a new era for the country. 

Elections are due by late June but Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to call a fresh vote within weeks. 

The contest will pit his Barisan Nasional coalition against the three-party opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat. 

The opposition shocked the government by surging to its best showing ever in 2008 parliamentary elections. 

It is widely seen as facing its best chance ever to dethrone the ruling coalition in the coming vote.