After suffering a shock electoral defeat 100 days ago, Malaysia's former ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) has slimmed down from 13 parties to just three.
Gone are the fawning media, control of government assets such as public halls, and civil service mobilisation to support BN's political activities. In their place are nagging doubts on how to play the role of national opposition under the new BN chief, Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
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