PN’s stunning rise puts PH’s Malay seats in Penang at risk, say analysts

PN’s stunning rise puts PH’s Malay seats in Penang at risk, say analysts

11 days ago

GEORGE TOWN: Perikatan Nasional’s performance in the general election places the coalition in a strong position to wrest Pakatan Harapan’s Malay-majority seats in Penang in state polls, according to two analysts.

Azmil Tayeb and Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk, both of Universiti Sains Malaysia, said Pinang Tunggal, Penanti, Sungai Bakap, Pulau Betong, Telok Ayer Tawar, Bayan Lepas and Permatang Pasir were particularly at risk.

The state election will be held next year.

PN sprang a surprise in GE15 when it seized the Barisan Nasional stronghold of Kepala Batas and defeated PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar in her family bastion of Permatang Pauh.

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