Malaysia’s coalitions clash with own allies ahead of Sabah election

Outgoing Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal (seventh from left) with candidates from his Warisan Plus pact for the Sabah state election at Sabah International Convention Centre yesterday. The pact announced 66 candidates – minus those whom opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s Parti Keadilan Rakyat is supposed to field. Parties allied to Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday openly clashed with their own allies over the 73 seats at stake in the Sabah state polls, exposing internal rivalries just two days before nominations.

They abandoned a joint event to announce their candidates yesterday as they clashed over who should be chief minister […]


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