The Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) coalition led by the Malaysian Prime Minister successfully toppled the Warisan Plus state government helmed by chief minister Shafie Apdal, after winning the state election on Saturday (Sep 26).
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Defeat for former premier Mahathir Mohamad’s new party at Saturday’s Slim by-election was expected, but of great concern to the opposition will be the evaporation of previously fervent non-Malay support.
“I have been working in Singapore for 17 years, but now I cannot go in … selling durian is the only way I can earn money for now.” A man selling the fruit in a carpark in Gelang Patah told me.
Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad and five Members of Parliament (MPs) aligned to him announced on Friday (Jul 10) that they will remain as an independent bloc and will not join any coalition.