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Sarawak polls could be make-or-break time for Anwar

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim can ill-afford another setback after the crushing defeat suffered by his coalition in the Melaka polls. PHOTO: ANWAR IBRAHIM’S OFFICE
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim can ill afford another setback at the Dec 18 Sarawak state polls following the crushing defeat suffered by his Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition in the election in Melaka on Nov 20.

After PH won just five of the 28 seats - just a third of its haul in 2018 - in the Melaka state assembly, several prominent figures in the coalition have openly called on Datuk Seri Anwar to step aside and for PH to consider other candidates for prime minister in the run-up to the next general election.

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