Zahid’s stronger grip on Umno good for unity govt, say analysts

Mohd Farhan Darwis Noel Achariam

Analysts say delegates’ decision not to allow any contest for the Umno president and deputy president posts is likely to avoid splits in the party. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, January 15, 2023.

AT the end of the Umno annual general assembly yesterday, the clear winner was Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who claimed a stronger grip on the party and its direction, analysts said.

The almost unanimous decision by delegates not to have any contest for the president and deputy president posts now allows Zahid to keep his presidency for another three-year term, and most likely lead the party to the next general election.

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