Malaysia votes 2018

Former Umno warlord upbeat about his chances in Sabah

SABAH POLITICIAN SHAFIE APDAL
SABAH POLITICIAN SHAFIE APDAL

KOTA KINABALU • He was once regarded as among Umno's most powerful warlords. Today, Sabah politician Shafie Apdal, 60, predicts its days are numbered.

"Najib and Umno are fighting too many fronts," he said, referring to Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is Umno president.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2018, with the headline 'Former Umno warlord upbeat about his chances'. Print Edition | Subscribe