Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim lost badly in the Johor polls, yet congratulates Barisan Nasional for their landslide win


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KUALA LUMPUR: Even though the opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim`s party has lost so badly in the Johor state elections yesterday, he congratulated Barisan Nasional for their landslide win.

He said, his Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) – which won only one seat – concedes to the decision made by the people of Johor.

“We accept the decision made by the people of Johor.

‘My appreciation goes to the supporters and machinery of PKR and Pakatan Harapan who worked hard to move the campaign throughout this state election,” Anwar said in a Facebook post on Sunday (March 13).

Opposition Coalition Pakatan Harapan won only 12 seats out of 56 seats, while BN has won 40 seats in the state election.   DAP won 10 seats, and Amanah 1.

However, Anwar said “this decision (of the Johor voters) is also an important reminder for political parties to regain their strength in the run-up to the next general election.”


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