Thousands of out-of-state voters might miss Sabah polls, impacting PH-aligned Warisan

Youth leaders across Malaysia have been raising funds to send young Sabahans home to vote in the Sept 26 election. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
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KUALA LUMPUR - A large portion of voters for Malaysia's Sabah state who live in the peninsular region of the country might not be able to return home to take part in the state polls this week, potentially impacting the voter turnout for incumbent Warisan Plus, which is aligned with the federal opposition Pakatan Harapan.

An estimated one-fifth of all registered Sabah voters are making a living in Peninsular Malaysia, a 2½ hour flight from the state.

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