Poll call… undertakers promote elections

Residents of a Saudi town woke up early morning on Monday to watch with surprise several cars used for transporting the dead, roaming the streets and asking them to join in.

The macabre in Surat Obaida in the southern province of Asir caused a brief chill before the residents realised that the cars were being used in municipal election campaigns.

“Using such cars in the election campaigns raised questions on whether the municipality can raise public awareness of the need to participate in the election without falling in such an embarrassing situation,” Burnews Arabic language daily said on Tuesday.

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