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Malaysia’s governing coalition extended its 56-year rule despite its worst-ever result in a general election yesterday, thwarting an opposition alliance that had pledged to clean up politics and end race-based policies.

Prime Minister Najib Razak's National Front coalition captured 112 of Malaysia's 222 parliamentary seats

Malaysia's long-ruling coalition hangs on to power

Malaysia’s governing coalition won what was heralded as the nation’s closest election today, extending its 56-year rule and thwarting an opposition alliance that had pledged to clean up politics and end race-based policies.

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David Chin disembarks from the Causeway Express bus that links Singapore to Malaysia’s southernmost state, Johor.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim claims at least 40,000 people had been flown in for the election

Malaysian PM accused of ‘importing voters’ by air

Opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, claims that Najib Razak's office has been arranging flights using national carrier Malaysia Airlines and private carrier Air Asia

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Malaysia prepares for elections

Malaysia's prime minister dissolved Parliament today to call for national elections expected later this month.

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F1: Paul Di Resta keen to move on from Malaysian Grand Prix

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The American golfer can replace Rory McIlroy at the top of the world rankings with victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Malaysia says 31 Filipinos fatally shot in Borneo

Malaysian police say they have fatally shot 31 Filipino intruders who sparked a security crisis in Borneo.

Deals of the week: Bruges, Marrakech, Borneo

Less than £200... The paltry sum of £140 per person gets you three nights amid the medieval majesty of Bruges. Departing on 17 March with return P&O Dover-Calais car crossing, the Inntravel package includes a stay at the Hotel Bryghia with breakfast included. Inntravel.co.uk

Malaysian army attacks Filipino militants

The army have unleashed air strikes and mortar attacks on nearly 200 Filipinos occupying a remote coastal village in Borneo.

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