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Experts: Umno-PAS pact won't be enough to defeat Harapan in GE15

Annabelle Lee

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Modified 15 Sep 2019, 5:26 pm

ANALYSIS | It might take more than an alliance between the two largest Malay-Muslim political parties to carry the opposition past the finishing line in the 15th general election (GE15).

Umno and PAS signed their much-hyped “Piagam Muafakat Nasional” (National Cooperation Charter) yesterday, formalising their pact after months of informal cooperation.

Among other things, the charter outlined a commitment by the former foes to an Islamic, Malay and bumiputera agenda.

The move is largely seen as a way to endear themselves to conservative Malay voters in the lead- up to GE15, but observers say relying on Malay votes alone will not win one a general election...

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