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‘Umno and BN succumb due to Najib’s toxicity’

Published on 21 Oct 2018 12:31:42 AM

Two Australian-based political analysts who contributed to a compilation of essays entitled “The End of Umno?” on Saturday, via a video playback at the launch of their work, shared their views on what went wrong for Umno and Barisan Nasional in the May 9 general election. One of them attributed the coalition’s shock defeat to ex-premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s “toxic brand”.

Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah was the guest-of-honour at the launch of the compilation by Prof Bridget Welsh, Clive Kessler, James Chin and John Funston.