A young supporter at an Umno rally in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFPA young supporter at an Umno rally in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
A young supporter at an Umno rally in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP

Fight club: Najib Razak’s Umno recruiting ‘bruisers’ in battle to regain control of Malaysia

  • Party of disgraced former premier is undergoing transformation as it targets rural support base, but stacking leadership with ‘fighters’ comes with risks
  • This is the fourth of a four-part series on Malaysian politics a year on from the Pakatan Harapan coalition’s historic election victory on May 9, 2018

Topic |   Malaysia election – one year on
A young supporter at an Umno rally in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFPA young supporter at an Umno rally in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
A young supporter at an Umno rally in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
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