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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