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Down but not out: Malaysian opposition's election chances likely bright

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim making a speech outside Malaysia's National Palace in Kuala Lumpur on Aug 17, 2021. PHOTO: BERNAMA
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KUALA LUMPUR - Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim may have failed once again to ascend to Malaysia's top office during the recent political crisis, but his Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition is better placed today to repeat its 2018 victory at the next election, compared to 18 months ago when it was suddenly ousted.

Analysts believe public disappointment with the PH administration has been replaced with anger over the current government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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