Bersatu struggling for relevance ahead of polls season

It may lose rallying point if Umno fields line-up free from influence of Najib-linked faction

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KUALA LUMPUR - Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), which led two different coalition governments in Malaysia over the past four years, finds itself in uncharted waters ahead of the election season.

It is running thin on allies and causes, with polls expected to take place within months, if not weeks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2022, with the headline Bersatu struggling for relevance ahead of polls season. Subscribe