Most Malaysian Chinese voted PH in polls, but Malays in 3-way split

Malay loyalty roughly divided between BN, PAS and PH, according to pollster estimates

Supporters of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur on May 10. The Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance secured a historic win in last month's general election. Analysts and politicians say the three-way split in Malay support - divided between Barisan Na
Supporters of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur on May 10. The Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance secured a historic win in last month's general election. Analysts and politicians say the three-way split in Malay support - divided between Barisan Nasional, Parti Islam SeMalaysia and PH - has big implications for Malaysia in the coming years, as there will be a battle for their loyalty by the three political factions. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline Most Malaysian Chinese voted PH in polls, but Malays in 3-way split. Subscribe