The clock tower in the middle of town in Muar, Johor. The state has long served as a stronghold for the ruling party of Malaysia, but some think it will swing to the opposition in the May 9 election. Photo: Bhavan Jaipragas
The clock tower in the middle of town in Muar, Johor. The state has long served as a stronghold for the ruling party of Malaysia, but some think it will swing to the opposition in the May 9 election. Photo: Bhavan Jaipragas

Who will take Johor, the jewel in the Malaysian election: Najib’s Barisan or Mahathir’s Pakatan?

The southern state, supposedly a stronghold of the ruling coalition, has emerged as a front line in the battle between Prime Minister Najib Razak and his former mentor Mahathir Mohamad

The clock tower in the middle of town in Muar, Johor. The state has long served as a stronghold for the ruling party of Malaysia, but some think it will swing to the opposition in the May 9 election. Photo: Bhavan Jaipragas
The clock tower in the middle of town in Muar, Johor. The state has long served as a stronghold for the ruling party of Malaysia, but some think it will swing to the opposition in the May 9 election. Photo: Bhavan Jaipragas
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