Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Umno, now an unofficial ally of his ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, won a landslide in the Slim by-election. Photo: DPA Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Umno, now an unofficial ally of his ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, won a landslide in the Slim by-election. Photo: DPA
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Umno, now an unofficial ally of his ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, won a landslide in the Slim by-election. Photo: DPA
Norshahril Saat
Opinion

Opinion

Norshahril Saat

Mahathir’s Pejuang lost the Slim by-election but it’s Muhyiddin’s Bersatu that’s feeling the heat

  • The 95-year-old’s new Pejuang party was trounced but it would be naive to think it competed against Barisan Nasional’s Umno to win
  • What the outcome showed was that Perikatan Nasional is in choppy waters, for Umno does not need Bersatu and its alliance with PAS is successful

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Umno, now an unofficial ally of his ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, won a landslide in the Slim by-election. Photo: DPA Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Umno, now an unofficial ally of his ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, won a landslide in the Slim by-election. Photo: DPA
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Umno, now an unofficial ally of his ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, won a landslide in the Slim by-election. Photo: DPA
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