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Voter fraud hounds Malaysia's ruling party

Ruling party accused of giving out citizenship to illegal immigrants in order to secure votes and win elections.

Last Modified: 02 May 2013 18:27
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Malaysia votes in a general election on Sunday and one of the main battlegrounds is Sabah.

Sabah was once considered a swing state, but has been a stronghold for the governing coalition for almost twenty years. But now, allegations have been made that previous administrations gave citizenship to illegal immigrants in exchange for votes.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Sandakan.

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