Hot topic in Cameron Highlands by-election

Polls cast spotlight on environmental woes caused by increased farming in the area

Large farms with white roofs in the Blue Valley region of Cameron Highlands, taking over what was once covered by rainforest.
Large farms with white roofs in the Blue Valley region of Cameron Highlands, taking over what was once covered by rainforest.ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG

Ahead of a by-election today, things are heating up in a tourist destination famous for its tea plantations and cool air.

Up to 32,009 registered voters in Cameron Highlands will pick a new Member of Parliament after an election court ruled that a Barisan Nasional candidate who narrowly won the federal seat in last May's general election had won as a result of bribery.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2019, with the headline 'Hot topic in Cameron Highlands by-election'. Subscribe