Galas and Batu Sapi by-elections : new trend or flash in the pan?
Raja Segaran Arumugam
Date of Issue2010
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
In the recent Malaysian by-elections, wins for the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition in Galas and Batu Sapi have led to views that there is a definite electoral swing towards the BN. Yet a closer look would indicate that it is premature to extrapolate trends from the results of the two by-elections.
RSIS commentaries ; 147/10