Malaysian PM Muhyiddin's popularity, Covid-19 aid key to Sabah election win

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's was well liked by supporters of local Sabah parties and his electoral rival Warisan.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's was well liked by supporters of local Sabah parties and his electoral rival Warisan.PHOTO: REUTERS

KOTA KINABALU - Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's popularity and his administration's Covid-19 relief initiatives were key to his alliance securing victory at the Sabah state election on Saturday (Sept 26), analysts say.

Despite the fractious relations between members of his newly-banded Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS), the pact emerged victorious with 38 of the 73 state assembly seats. Its main opponent and the incumbent government, Warisan Plus, secured 32 seats.

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