Malaysia’s opposition leader wins by landslide in by-election

August 26th, 2008 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Permatang Pauh (Malaysia), Aug 26 (DPA) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim Tuesday won a landslide victory in a special by-election, marking his return to Parliament after 10 years.Anwar won by an astounding majority against his opponent Arif Shah Omar Shah from the ruling National Front coalition, Malaysia’s Election Commission officials announced.

While officials have yet to announce the exact majority, total votes for Anwar from all 28 polling stations in the northern Permatang Pauh constituency are “at least double” that of his opponent, opposition members said.

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