Malay vote alone not enough for Perikatan to win in Johor

Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Bakri Amanah deputy chief Nazri Abdul Rahman wins the Simpang Jeram state seat with a 3,514-vote majority over Perikatan Nasional’s Dr Mazri Yahya. – Facebook pic, September 10, 2023.

THE Malay vote in Simpang Jeram and Pulai were not nearly enough to secure victory for Perikatan Nasional (PN), Merdeka Center for Opinion Research programme director Ibrahim Suffian said.

Analysing the outcome of the two by-elections in Johor yesterday, Ibrahim said there was significant rejection from non-Malay voters against the opposition coalition.

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