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Tough fight for Pakatan Harapan ally in Umno face-off; Economic development key issue for Warisan, BN set to exploit KL's Sabah immigration plan

Jan 16, 2020 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

Malaysia's Pakatan Harapan (PH) government faces another litmus test at the ballot box this Saturday, as its ally Parti Warisan Sabah takes on former ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) in a by-election marked by issues of immigration and economic development.

The key block of votes in this straight fight lies with the indigenous Kadazandusun Murut community, which forms 25 per cent of the electorate in the Kimanis parliamentary ward.

"Critical to this group is the migrant issue...