Former prime minister Najib Razak (in purple) campaigns with Barisan Nasional’s candidate Zakaria Hanafi (front row, right of Najib). Photo: EPA-EFE

Malaysia by-election: a win for Barisan Nasional – and racial politics

  • Pakatan Harapan’s loss of Semenyih, a seat it flipped in May general election, shows dissatisfaction with slow progress on pre-election promises, experts say
  • It also underlines the ongoing influence of race-based politics
Topic |   Malaysia

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Former prime minister Najib Razak (in purple) campaigns with Barisan Nasional’s candidate Zakaria Hanafi (front row, right of Najib). Photo: EPA-EFE
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