KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 26 -- As his Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) claimed early victory with 37 seats in the state election, Umno's Khairy Jamaluddin tweeted his thanks to Warisan president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal for a "well fought campaign".

Despite being on opposite sides in the country's fast-changing political landscape, the federal science and technology minister still called Shafie his "friend".

"Thank you to @mohdshafieapdal (Shafie) for a well fought campaign. You will always be my friend.

"The voters of Sabah have spoken. We must do justice to their hopes of a fairer union. Radu (fight) until win," Khairy posted on his official Twitter account.

The Opposition GRS alliance comprises Barisan Nasional (BN) parties, the Perikatan Nas...