Youngest MP P. Prabakaran: The 'Batu' in BN's Shoes

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Youngest MP P. Prabakaran: The 'Batu' in BN's Shoes

Stand-in candidate P Prabakaran transformed himself from minor irritant to become a major thorn in the flesh and create a mighty headache for BN by winning the Batu constituency on a Pakatan Harapan ticket.

In Malay, the idiom bidan terjun refers to situation where a bidan (midwife) who fills in as a stand-in to deliver a baby. The bidan was an unknown 22-year-old Jalan Ipoh resident who had the gall to offer himself to contest the Batu parliamentary constituency on an Independent ticket. Batu incumbent from GE13 was Tian Chua, the wildly popular parliamentarian who was ready to re-contest the seat under the Pakatan Harapan ticket. Being one of the most dynamic areas of...

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