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Umno chief Zahid's troubles pave way for 'clean' deputy Mohamad's premiership ambitions

Calls for Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to step down have come from both inside the party and out.PHOTO: UMNO

KUALA LUMPUR - "You are talking to him," Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan joked at the party's general assembly a fortnight ago, when asked about the party's pick for prime minister at fresh elections expected within months.

But in the short time since, his candidacy is no longer a laughing matter.

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