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Boost for Sabah chief minister Shafie Apdal amid tussle in Muhyiddin's pact

Shafie has edge in over a quarter of 73 seats, largely in areas with potential kingmakers

Parti Warisan Sabah chief Shafie Apdal's re-election campaign has received a boost because Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's allies are battling one another in up to 20 seats in the Sept 26 polls in Malaysia's easternmost state.

The incumbent chief minister now has the advantage in over a quarter of the 73 seats.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2020, with the headline 'Boost for Sabah chief minister amid tussle in Muhyiddin's pact'. Print Edition | Subscribe