Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak gives a fist bump to a supporter on the campaign trail. Photo: Reuters
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak gives a fist bump to a supporter on the campaign trail. Photo: Reuters
Sophie Lemière
Opinion

Opinion

Sophie Lemière

Forget 1MDB, could Najib Razak be Malaysia’s next prime minister?

  • Three years after being booted from office amid a global financial scandal, the disgraced former leader’s brand, and that of his Umno party, is resurrecting
  • Najib’s second coming has parallels to Mahathir’s messianic return. In his case it is based on an appeal to nostalgia for a pre-Covid, more prosperous time

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak gives a fist bump to a supporter on the campaign trail. Photo: Reuters
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak gives a fist bump to a supporter on the campaign trail. Photo: Reuters
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