Monday, October 20, 2014   

Malaysian government declares by-election defeat to Anwar
(08-26 20:53)

Malaysia's ruling coalition has declared defeat in a by-election against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim who is bidding to return to parliament after a decade-long absence.

''Yes of course we have lost . . . we were the underdogs going into this race,'' said Muhammad Muhammad Taib, information chief of the United Malays National Organisation which leads the Barisan Nasional coalition.

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