Tag: Umno

Blog claims Mahathir plans to rejoin Umno when Najib is out of the way

Malaysia -- A blog has made the wild claim that Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad plans to rejoin Umno, the party he defeated in elections last year, because he realises that he cannot eliminate the opposition party. The blog, Financetwitter, states the Barisan Nasional trouncing of Dr Mahathir’s...

Umno will not join the government

A stronger Umno is working hard to win back voters and its president, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the party will not join any Pakatan Harapan parties to form an unelected government. Zahid, delivering his opening speech at the party's annual general assembly today said the...

Azmin Ali is Mahathir’s trojan horse, says a blogger

A popular Umno blogger believes the infighting in Anwar Ibrahim's party is an attempt to divide it and keep Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in power. And to achieve that objective, Dr Mahathir planted a 'trojan horse' in the PKR and it is none...

Speculation rife after PH minister’s alleged meeting with Umno MPs

Speculation is rife in Malaysia of an impending political crisis after reports of a meeting between powerful Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali with a group of Barisan Nasional MPs. Some portals are saying there were 22 Umno members in the meeting and they were led...

Divided Umno reason why ‘plot’ to stop Anwar failing: Analyst

Analysts speaking on the Malaysian political crisis believe there are efforts to break the Pakatan Harapan government and time is on the side of the ‘plotters’. Anwar Ibrahim, the PM-to-be made veiled references in Parliament that there was a plot to stop him from becoming...

If Mahathir doesn’t quit by next year, a new coalition will be in power, says Umno man

In yet another indication of Umno playing the 'kingmaker' in the power transition in Malaysia, a party MP and a deputy minister in former Prime Minister Najib Razak's cabinet said there will be attempts to form a new government if Anwar Ibrahim fails to...

Mahathir and Islamist leader together in ‘Malay Dignity Congress’

It is definitely a new era in Malaysia, with some members of Pakatan Harapan coalition parties boycotting their own party meetings to attend other party meetings, but this one is the most unthinkable of all: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Islamist leader...

Umno-PAS say ousting ‘Chinese-led’ Pakatan from power imminent

A massive indoor event sealed the Umno and PAS union in a coalition of the willing saying they will overthrow the Pakatan Harapan government and end the reign of the Democratic Action Party or DAP if elections are held soon. Friday was the first time in the two party's...

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...