Barely a week after assuming the top posts in Umno, Najib Razak and his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin will face a referendum of sorts – a triple by-election showdown.
Yi Ge Qiu surveys the Batang Ai state seat ahead of polling day. A defeat for the BN could spell long term trouble for the Taib Mahmud-led ruling coalition in the state. Win or lose, PKR will have to do some soul-searching over the choice of its candidate.
Over in the peninsula, Anil Netto takes a look at the Bakit Selambau state seat in Kedah and the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat in Perak.
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