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Analysts: Dr M's 'Shafie gambit' likely to hurt Harapan more than PN

Geraldine Tong & Ramieza Wahid

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Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's push to have Warisan president Shafie Apdal become the prime ministerial candidate for Pakatan Harapan allies has a long shot for success but is more likely to deepen division within the coalition.

Political scientist Wong Chin Huat said the proposal, apart from offering an alternative to the impasse between Mahathir and PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, may be to court support from the East Malaysia bloc but ultimately, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) still holds the chips...

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