Sabah chief minister Shafie Apdal during a July press conference in the state capital Kota Kinabalu. Photo: AP Sabah chief minister Shafie Apdal during a July press conference in the state capital Kota Kinabalu. Photo: AP
Sabah chief minister Shafie Apdal during a July press conference in the state capital Kota Kinabalu. Photo: AP

Is the Sabah state election a bellwether for Malaysian politics? PM Muhyiddin certainly thinks so

  • The prime minister says he will call a general election if his Perikatan Nasional coalition and its allies win the September 26 vote
  • But the opposition is banking on current chief minister Shafie Apdal and his unity-driven campaign, which has resonated with younger voters

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Sabah chief minister Shafie Apdal during a July press conference in the state capital Kota Kinabalu. Photo: AP Sabah chief minister Shafie Apdal during a July press conference in the state capital Kota Kinabalu. Photo: AP
Sabah chief minister Shafie Apdal during a July press conference in the state capital Kota Kinabalu. Photo: AP
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