Ill-planned projects and candies during election is a waste of the people's money. Not just that, the money will lead to more serious corruptions, no matter if you give it to the Chinese community leaders or who else. This will only end up in the pockets of BN politicians.
In general, both parties are well prepared for the campaign. I think PR, especially, have done very well the homework. The assistance by the PR from Semananjung seems especially useful. DAP from the west are all good in Malay language and they help to penetrate into the Malay population. In addition, the help of Keadilan and PAS definitely allows to secure more Malay votes. If DAP is able to keep the previous Chinese votes and with an increase in non-Chinese votes, I think the victory is there.