Home Web Specials Making sense of the Sabah election

Making sense of the Sabah election


Follow us on our Malay and English WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram, Tiktok and Youtube channels.

The Sabah state elections took place last Saturday and what an absolutely heart-pounding affair it turned out to be.

Gabungan Rakyat Sabah, the coalition comprising Umno, Perikatan Nasional and PBS won 38 out of 73 seats, one seat more than required to form a simple majority government.

Warisan+ (Warisan, PKR, the DAP and Amanah) won 32 seats, while three seats were clinched by independent candidates.

What transpired after was convoluted elite political drama – it is the new normal of Malaysian politics after all – left many people annoyed, intrigued and scratching their heads in confusion… sometimes all at the same time.

BFM does a deep dive into the Sabah state election results and aftermath, and also its implications for our national political scene, with Dr Bridget Welsh, honorary research associate at the University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute.

Produced and presented by Dashran Yohan

The views expressed in Aliran's media statements and the NGO statements we have endorsed reflect Aliran's official stand. Views and opinions expressed in other pieces published here do not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.

AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
Support our work by making a donation. Tap to download the QR code below and scan this QR code from Gallery by using TnG e-wallet or most banking apps:
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x