Muhyiddin keeps promise but allies renege on word, increasing clashes to 17

Modified 12 Sep 2020, 2:50 pm

SABAH POLLS | "Friendly fire" between Perikatan Nasional, BN and PBS in the Sabah polls has intensified after BN and PBS reneged on Thursday's negotiated agreement and fielded more candidates than originally announced, raising the number of seat clashes between them from 11 to 17.

The only coalition that kept its word was PN, which had promised to contest 29 seats in the Sabah election and did exactly that during the nomination process this morning.

PBS which promised to field 15 candidates ended up fielding 22 contenders while BN which promised to field 40 candidates ended up slipping in an extra one.

Even before the last-minute manoeuvring, the allies who refer to themselves as Gabungan Rakyat Sabah, were set to clash in 11 seats under their initial arrangement.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the Bersatu president, flew ...  

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