Malaysiakini Special Report

10 issues in Penang you need to know about ahead of GE14 – Part I

Low Chia Ming  |  Published:  |  Modified:

GE14 | The split among parties in both the ruling and opposition camps in the forthcoming 14th general election (GE14) has led to new political realignments.

With PAS splinter party Amanah and Bersatu, a new party founded by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and comprising many former Umno members, joining the fight, the country’s general election enters uncharted waters.

Johor, Selangor and Kedah will be the frontline states the opposition Pakatan Harapan will focus on during this election, while for Sabah and Kelantan, the sentiments remain unpredictable.

As for Penang, there is almost no surprise, for Harapan is expected to win power again as the state is seen as DAP's home base.

Nevertheless, the battle in Penang is always interesting enough to capture the attention of the rest of the country. Malaysiakini presents in two parts several issues you may need to know about this year's Penang election...

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