Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is on trial facing a total of 47 charges. Photo: EPA
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is on trial facing a total of 47 charges. Photo: EPA
Malaysia

Umno, stalled juggernaut of Malaysian politics, faces leadership dilemma

  • Party that ruled for 61 years before being toppled by Pakatan Harapan in 2018 is struggling to regain momentum amid corruption cases that have dogged leaders
  • As the country struggles with record levels of Covid-19, an intra-party battle is on. Grass roots leaders say: choose a new leader who can start afresh, or continue and risk losing even more members

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is on trial facing a total of 47 charges. Photo: EPA
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is on trial facing a total of 47 charges. Photo: EPA
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