Sabah State Election 2020: Victory of Alias Haji Sani (WARISAN) at DUN 53 Sekong

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Title Sabah State Election 2020: Victory of Alias Haji Sani (WARISAN) at DUN 53 Sekong
Creator Salleh, Hamdan bin Mohd
Idris , Rashidin
Latif, Mohd Naqib Lutfi bin Abdul
Subject Sabah election
Sekong election
Description The Sabah state assembly was dissolved on 30 July 2020 by the Chief Minister Shafie Apdal to prevent a coup by the previous Chief Minister Musa Aman through his “Group 33”.  The 2020 Sabah State election was held on 26 September 2020 involved a record total of 447 candidates vying for 73 state seats. The main contest was between the WARISAN-PLUS of 5 political parties and a group of 9 political parties under the coalition of the newly minted Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS). GRS managed to wrest the state government by comfortably winning 38 out of 73 seats with additional 3 seat came from pro-GRS independent candidates. Nevertheless, WARISAN managed to retain N53 Sekong even as the incumbent have been dropped after 26 months at the helm. This article studied on issues surrounding the victory of Alias Haji Sani during the election.  The findings of this articles uses primary data, secondary data, online sources dan participative observation findings. The victory of Alias Haji Sani shows that the influence of people-centric and “Gentlemen Politics Budiman” identification is stronger than political affiliation.
Publisher Asian Business Consortium
Date 2021-11-11
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source ABC Research Alert; Vol. 9 No. 3 (2021): September-December Issue; 89-99
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Hamdan bin Mohd Salleh, Rashidin Idris , Mohd Naqib Lutfi bin Abdul Latif

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