COMMENT | The coming by-election this weekend in Pahang is yet another test for the grand old party, Umno at a time when it has been struggling for political support.
Created in 1986, this rural/semi-rural constituency, a couple of hours outside of Kuala Lumpur, has long been an Umno stronghold.
For eight terms, Pelangai was held by Umno’s former menteri besar Adnan Yaakob before he retired in 2018.
The late Johari Harun was a first-term representative elected last November, hoping to bring new ideas for development in an area that combines Felda settlements with a small town.
This piece details the voting history in this constituency, arguing...