Ruling coalition Barisan Nasional, humiliated in a string of by-elections losses over the past year, faces a further bruising contest as authorities today announced another vote in May.
“It will be an uphill battle for Barisan Nasional. The opposition alliance will have no problem in regaining the seat as long as there is no internal sabotage,” said James Chin from Monash University’s Kuala Lumpur campus.
He said that in deciding whether to contest the Penang vote, Najib must decide “whether he wants to face another defeat.”
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