Will it be third time's the charm for Razaleigh?

Veteran politician seeks Umno presidency, with observers giving him better odds this time around

This is Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah's third attempt to lead Umno - after failing to unseat Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 1987 and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in 2004.
This is Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah's third attempt to lead Umno - after failing to unseat Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 1987 and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in 2004.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

After weeks of speculation, veteran politician Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has confirmed he will run for the post of president of Umno, Malaysia's largest party.

"After analysing Umno's position and considering all implications… I humbly offer myself to contest for Umno's presidency," Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh said at a press conference at his Kuala Lumpur home yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 17, 2018, with the headline 'Will it be third time's the charm for Razaleigh?'. Subscribe