18 Jun '16, 5am

Twin Malaysia By-Elections to Reveal Level of Support for Najib: by Shamim AdamBloombergJune 18, 2016 Voters

by Shamim Adam Bloomberg June 18, 2016 Voters in two Malaysian districts head to the polls Saturday in by-elections that will indicate the extent of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s hold on his party. More than 42,600 people in Sungai Besar in Selangor state and 33,000 in Kuala Kangsar in the northern Perak region will pick new lawmakers after a helicopter crash last month killed incumbents from Najib’s United Malays National Organisation, or UMNO. The vote is the first test of public support for Najib on peninsular Malaysia after a year of political turmoil over funding scandals. Losses or narrower victories could spur concern in UMNO about his ability to steer it to another win in a national election due by 2018. Equally, a strong win for seats already held by UMNO would bolster his grip. Former leader Mahathir Mohamad has recently lost traction in his bid to convince party ...

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