Malaysia Opposition Snap Poll Plan Risks Backfiring to Aid Najib

  • Premier Najib’s alliance gained popularity at recent elections
  • Opposition cooperation has worsened since elections in 2013

An opposition-led state in Malaysia is mulling early elections for local seats even as a corruption scandal engulfs its chief minister -- a high-stakes gamble that risks backfiring and boosting Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling coalition.

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