Battleground Malacca

Emmanuel Joseph

For Pakatan Harapan, the Malacca polls elections are a means to prove its continued legitimacy and further justify the claims it had their democratically won government stolen from them. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, November 10, 2021.

JUST as Malacca was a greatly coveted government in the 15th century, history repeats itself, albeit in a less global context.

Yet, just as the fate of world powers were greatly affected by their control of the then strategic trading port, so it seems the fortunes of the three political coalitions – Perikatan Nasional (PN), Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) will be foretold by the victories and losses of the 28 seats up for grabs in the upcoming state elections.

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