Umno is broken and can’t be fixed, says ex-MB's son

Melati A. Jalil

Akhramsyah Sanusi is disgusted by the rampant vote-buying in Umno every party election time. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, January 5, 2018.

As the 14th general election approaches, The Malaysian Insight looks at new and young politicians who are being groomed by their parties to stand as candidates. One of the biggest grouses among the electorate is the lack of young leaders as the heads of political parties, even in the opposition, are those who have been in politics since the 1980s. Where are the young to take Malaysia forward? The Malaysian Insight speaks to Akhramsyah Sanusi who left Umno because he felt the party could not be saved.

THE son of former Kedah menteri besar Sanusi Junid said Umno is beyond saving with money politics truly entrenched in the ruling party.

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  • There is still hope for Malaysia with new generation of politicians untainted with corruption. Washed-out & expired leaders are bankrupt of idea. We know because we had one old mongrel appointed by axa to lead its agency force. Within 4 years - his quaky behavior - sank axa to the bottom of the Jamban, massive losses, low agency morale, declining sales, thousands of customer complaint on dodgy product (Money MaxSaver) specially designed to cheat customers - read more at

    Posted 3 years ago by Chris Ng

  • Akhramsyah, ' every dog has its day' goes a proverb and God is always on the side of the good and truthful. Your and our prayers will be answered soon.

    Posted 3 years ago by Nathanji Devan

  • The real one thing Mahathir should apologize for is changing what Tunku called "my beautiful Malays" to ugliness. Like it or not there is a lot of ugliness in Malay politics it's spilled overtime the people, not all by many to the extent Hadi Awang now look like Mahathir of the past.

    Posted 3 years ago by Bigjoe Lam

  • Based on party manifesto before GE, every politician sweet words that they are willing to served their wards but immediatelybafter wining the GE they want to be served. Once they know that they are standing on soft ground and realise that they are not the favorite candidates to win the GE , what cross on their mind instead of work extra hard to win people heart is money politics.

    Posted 3 years ago by Abdul Rahman Abdul Razak