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Rulers play Islam card in votes bid


Malaysia's ruling party, stung by an election setback in May, is burnishing its Islamic credentials to gain ground among ethnic Malay voters in a move that could ramp up religious tension.

Coalition leader the United Malays National Organisation was deserted in the poll by ethnic Chinese and Muslim Malays, its traditional bedrock.

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