Umno - and Malaysia - at the crossroads

Umno seeks a new equilibrium to regain power. The big question is its choice of partners in making a comeback

Since the 2018 general election, Malaysia has been trapped in an unending political drama, with Umno's struggle for renewal and dominance as the underlying theme to this script.PHOTO: MEDIA UMNO

Once an irresistable force in Malaysian politics that could almost command a simple parliamentary majority on its own, the United Malays National Organisation (Umno) has in the last few years been a pale shadow of its former self.

Wracked by corruption scandals and factionalism, the once dominant party finds itself at a crossroads. Whichever path it chooses will have significant implications not only for the party, but also for Malaysia.

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