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Will BN reclaim Lumut after Chinese-majority Sitiawan taken out?

Yap Jia Hee  |  Published:  |  Modified:

GE14 | Lumut has the largest Royal Malaysian Navy base in the country where 17 percent of its voters are army personnel.

In last general election, it was a mixed seat with 51 percent Malay and 35 percent Chinese and PKR won the parliamentary seat for the first time with Chinese voters playing a decisive role.

Now, it has become a super Malay-majority constituency after Sitiawan (now known as Astaka), a state seat with 74 percent Chinese voters, was moved out to Beruas parliamentary seat after the redelineation exercise...

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