Malaysian PM Ismail seen betting on feuding factions to reunite after Melaka polls

Mr Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Malaysia's first premier who is not a coalition chairman, has relied on support from BN, PN and PH to stay in power. PHOTO: REUTERS
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KUALA LUMPUR - It has been more than a week since the Melaka election campaign began, but Malaysia's Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has made just one visit so far to the state that is less than a two-hour drive from his seat of power in Putrajaya.

This is despite the uncertainty of the state polls on Saturday (Nov 20) due to an expected low turnout and three-way contests between his Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN), Perikatan Nasional (PN) and the opposition Pakatan Harapan (PH).

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