Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Photo: Reuters
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Photo: Reuters
Malaysia

Can shedding hardline image help Malaysia’s Umno recover from existential crisis?

  • President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi hinted at a key meeting the nationalist party needs to ditch rabble-rousing rhetoric and embrace centrist politics to revive its flagging fortunes
  • But experts are doubtful about Umno’s intentions, given the group remains focused on rebuilding its clout among the majority Malays

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Photo: Reuters
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Photo: Reuters
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