Malaysia PM Muhyiddin Yassin's Sabah win hastens march to national polls

Mr Muhyiddin's alliance in Sabah beat Parti Warisan Sabah president Shafie Apdal's pact by 38 to 32.PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's decisive victory in last Saturday's (Sept 26) Sabah election has come at the cost of mounting unhappiness from his largest ally, Umno, over not being given the chief ministership.

With the Muhyiddin administration - largely made up of MPs from the Premier's Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, the Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) and Sarawak's ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) - numbering just 113 for a wafer-thin majority in the 222-strong Parliament, political insiders and analysts believe the momentum towards snap polls has accelerated in the past week.

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