Muhyiddin's two-front war in Sabah snap polls

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For weeks, Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal was on edge as rumours swirled that his state government was about to collapse, and one assemblyman after another from his state's ruling coalition jumped ship.

Last Wednesday, the numbers game was over for him, and Sabah once again lived up to its reputation as Malaysia's wild, wild east, populated by politicians notorious for their "frog culture" of party-hopping.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 04, 2020, with the headline Muhyiddin's two-front war in Sabah snap polls. Subscribe