Landslide victory for Malaysian PM’s BN party in Sarawak polls

(From The Malay Mail Online)

Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional (National Front) won 72 seats out of 82 up for contest in the Sarawak elections held on Saturday.


The result not only gives the coalition an unassailable hold on the state, but surpassed the size of the previous assembly state legislative assembly prior to last year’s re-delineation.

Rival PKR was able to retain its three seats in Ba’kelalan, Batu Lintang and and Krian, but made no headway elsewhere.

DAP not only failed to make inroads, but lost five of the 12 seats it won in 2011.

The election was seen as a test for the ruling coalition deeply shaken by allegations of massive corruption linked to Prime Minister Najib Razak. Read More

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