Tag: Umno

Najib’s party is worth billions but will crowdfund amid anti-corruption backlash

Umno, the largest Malay party in Malaysia with more Malay MP's in Parliament will crowdfund its political activities to raise the much-needed cash for its political survival. Embattled party President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the party has launched its crowdfunding campaign to finance its activities...

Infighting rocks Umno with Najib at the centre of a split among leaders

Two Umno members and ex-ministers under Najib Razak are pouring scorn on party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for giving the ex-PM a political lifeline. The two ex-top party leaders are saying the party's supreme council did not approve of Najib's return to active and to...

Fallen PM Najib back in active politics

KUALA LUMPUR: Rumours that fallen PM Najib Razak will return to active politics came true with the latter's appointment as the chairman of the Barisan Nasional advisory board. The Barisan Nasional lost the 2018 elections to the Pakatan Harapan leading to Najib's resignation as Prime...

Hotel staff should look for hidden cameras in rooms says MP

A series of sex videos released in Malaysia has prompted a Member of the Parliament from UMNO to request whether clients can demand for hotels to check for hidden cameras in rooms. Malaysia has become the hotbed for sex scandal videos involving MP's and Ministers....

Dark clouds are forming on the horizon against Mahathir: Paper

Anti-Mahathir dark clouds are forming on the horizon and the Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad ought to watch out, says a columnist in The Star daily. The article appeared on July 2 and deals with the return of Umno's president from a six months...

Will the return of UMNO leader break up the party?

Kuala Lumpur — The party was on a winning streak in Peninsula Malaysia, bagging 4 electoral wins in by-elections against the Pakatan Harapan in the absence of its leader, ex-PM Najib Razak's deputy, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Mr Zahid earlier this week returned as the president...

Mahathir’s man moves in after buying Najib’s party stake in Media Prima

Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, known for his close association with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is now the largest individual shareholder in Media Prima. Media Prima is a public listed media company where the Umno had an 11.09% stake. The party sold the stake to...

Umno president’s daughter says her father should learn from ‘genius’ Mahathir

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's daughter says she hopes her dad learns a lot from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad which is better than gaining knowledge aimed at becoming wealthy. The Umno leader was on a retreat from running the affairs of the party after...

Islamists says must be on top in alliance with Najib’s Umno

Refusing to dissolve the party to integrate the Umno, a PAS leader says the Islamist party must be on top and in the lead in any deal with Najib's party. "PAS must still lead in order to uphold and defend "the Constitution, the Quran, and...

Will Umno block Najib’s political comeback?

The fallen United Malays National Organisation is in limbo and a leadership struggle is ongoing, away from the spotlight. But The Edge Markets portal is saying a power struggle is on and is developing into a full-scale tussle between ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak and current...