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By Lee Way Loon

Multi-ethnic front, votes key to Pakatan hopes in Johor

GE13 WATCH Now that DAP parliamentarian Lim Kit Siang is to contest in the Gelang Patah parliamentary seat, Pakatan Rakyat will have shift its resources to help him and its other candidates in Johor, a Malay-dominated BN stronghold.

As the birthplace of Umno, the nation’s longest and strongest political party, Johor has unique electoral characteristics, including voter distribution and a political culture, that have made it a safe haven for many BN leaders.