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Malaysia's Umno faces a reckoning at weekend general assembly

There is festering distrust of Bersatu within Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's camp. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
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KUALA LUMPUR - Beset by a year of growing fissures, Malaysia's biggest political party, Umno, faces a reckoning at this weekend's annual general assembly, a meeting that will have ramifications for the country's political future.

Twice delayed since December due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the gathering is likely to see party president Zahid Hamidi's faction push forward a resolution to formally break ties with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

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