A mini Malay tsunami in Semenyih

Pakatan Harapan's loss is likely to strengthen Mahathir's hand as the ruling coalition scrambles to counter the Umno-PAS alliance

Signs that the Semenyih by-election was not going well for Pakatan Harapan were visible within days of campaigning.

The ruling coalition was clearly suffering a trust deficit among Malay voters over unfulfilled general election promises.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2019, with the headline 'A mini Malay tsunami in Semenyih'. Print Edition | Subscribe