Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak. Photo: Reuters
Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak. Photo: Reuters
Malaysia

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In Johor election, is Malaysia’s Umno seeking stability or a ‘get-out-of-jail’ card for Najib?

  • Johor leader Hasni Mohammad has insisted the snap poll is needed for the state’s stability but analysts say the move is to bolster Umno which had won recent regional elections
  • They also argue a victory in Johor would give convicted ex-PM Najib an upper hand in the intraparty rivalry and the aftermath of a general election

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak. Photo: Reuters
Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak. Photo: Reuters
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