For the first time in Malaysia's history, a majority of states in the country might not be ruled by an Umno-led coalition. This includes Johor, its traditional stronghold.
Pakatan Harapan (PH) wrested control of Johor from the incumbent Barisan Nasional (BN) with 29 out of the 56 seats in the state assembly at press time. BN won 18 state seats and PAS one. Menteri Besar Khaled Nordin, who fronted BN's Johor campaign, lost his Pasir Gudang parliamentary seat to PH's Hassan Karim by more than 24,000 votes. He lost his state seat to PH by more than 8,000 votes.
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