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Webinar | Sabah Elections and its implications on Malaysian Politics

14 Oct Webinar | Sabah Elections and its implications on Malaysian Politics


On 26th September, Sabahans took to the polls to vote for their state assembly. A record 447 candidates contested for the 73 assembly seats. Prime Minister Muhyddin Yassin’s Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) coalition won 38 seats contested, giving the alliance the simple majority required to form the new state government. This webinar will examine the implications of the GRS coalition’s win in Sabah and what it means for Mr. Muhyiddin’s political position and Malaysian politics going forward.

  • How does the Sabah election victory for the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) impact Muhyiddin’s political position?
  • Did the loss of Sabah cost Shafie Apdal his political future?
  • How does the Sabah vote shape the future of Malaysian politics?


  • Dr. Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
  • Datuk Pang Yuk Ming, Deputy chairman of Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) party and Former Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment of Sabah
  • Liew Chin Tong, Senator in Dewan Negara, and former Deputy Defence Minister of Malaysia

Event Details:

Topic: Sabah Election and its Implications on Malaysian Politics
Date: Wednesday, 14th October
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am SG Time (Webinar broadcast opens at 10:25am; Webinar commences at 10:30am.)

10:25am         Webinar broadcast opens
10:30am         Introductory Remarks by Ms. Seraphim Cheong
10:35am         Opening Remarks by Associate Prof. Simon Tay
10:40am         Remarks by speakers on Sabah Election and its implications on Malaysian Politics
11:00am         Discussion and Q&A Session
11:25am         Closing Remarks
11:30am         Webinar Ends


This webinar is open to public. If you wish to express your interest in joining the talk, please kindly email us at