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Malaysia's Ruling Party Gets Decisive Wins, Strengthening PM's Hold on Nation

Malaysia's ruling party, Barisan Nasional or BN, has won two parliamentary by-elections. The wins strengthen Prime Minister Najib Razak's grip on the nation, despite ongoing graft allegations. The Election Commission said the seats were won by wider majorities than the 2013 federal election.   Political analysts say Najib could likely call for snap polls because of the decisive win. Najib said in a statement that former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had...

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