Malaysia's eastern-most state is set to assume an oversized role at the polls, and the outcome here could determine whether the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition retains its once-unassailable grip on power.
Long-considered a political fixed deposit for BN and Umno, Sabah is shaping up to be the most serious unknown in the May 9 election. BN - which dominated Sabah with 21 of the 25 parliamentary seats and another 48 seats in the 60-member state assembly - is facing its most serious challenge.
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