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Battle of Malay parties ‘could make DAP the kingmaker’

PETALING JAYA: A political analyst foresees DAP being a kingmaker after the next general election should the battle for Malay votes between Umno and PPBM go down to the wire.

James Chin, of the University of Tasmania’s Asia Institute, said if an electoral agreement was not reached, Umno and Barisan Nasional are likely to clash with PPBM and Perikatan Nasional in Malay constituencies, with DAP likely to retain the Chinese-majority or urban seats.

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