Pakatan Harapan may lose by-election votes over broken pledges

Fisherman Ee Twan Keong may vote for the opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) in Johor's Tanjung Piai by-election next month, citing his disappointment with the ruling coalition's unfulfilled promises and ''ridiculous'' policies.

One issue that upset Mr Ee, 37, was the decision by Pakatan Harapan (PH) not to recognise the Chinese- language, secondary-level United Examination Certificate qualification - a move promised in the coalition's May 9 election manifesto last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2019, with the headline 'PH may lose by-election votes over broken pledges'. Print Edition | Subscribe