Why the 'urban tsunami' stopped at the coast

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ANTIDOTE Why did rural Sarawakians and Sabahans stay with BN, while their urban counterparts voted overwhelmingly for change?

BN's strategy of harping on ethnic insecurities made no impact in Borneo, yet BN won 48 of 57 parliamentary seats in Sabah, Labuan and Sarawak.

In Sarawak, even allowing for electoral fraud, it was clear that the "urban tsunami" stopped at the coastal towns of Kuching, Sarikei, Sibu and Miri.

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