By Nigel Aw

So, what's so special about May 5?

VIDEO | 3.01 min 

The Election Commission has finally fixed May 5 as the day when Malaysians will vote in their 13th general election, which many believe will be the most competitive showdown in the country's election history.

While some feel that the date, just eight days before the anniversary of the 1969 racial riots, is a conspiracy to remind people of the bloodbath following opposition gains in the general election that year, others find this laughable.

Not that people aren't fascinated by conspiracy theories. However, the fact is that May 5 is also World Laughter Day...