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Eelction dispute

Eelction dispute

Malaysia's opposition yesterday slammed the ruling coalition over their weekend by-election victory, accusing them of using "racism, bribery and brute force" to win the vote.
The Barisan National (BN) retook a seat in central Selangor state with a majority of over 1,700, two years after losing it to the opposition in disastrous national polls.
The win gave the BN a much-needed boost after it lost seven out of the last nine by-elections to the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance, and Premier Najib Razak hailed the victory as an endorsement of his plans for reform. But opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is on trial for sodomy, said Najib had bought off the electorate with promises of new schools and cash payments for settlers in the constituency.


Updated : 2021-10-16 09:37 GMT+08:00