Najib turning to rhetoric as funds for pork-barrel spending runs out, analysts say

Handing out money to the people through BR1M might still woo voters, but the money is running out, says an analyst. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 16, 2017.

A DEPLETING war chest and a fractious opposition that’s gaining cohesion is making Najib Razak go on the defensive, the South China Morning Post reports political analysts as saying.

Long-time scholar on Malaysian affairs Dr Bridget Welsh, who is now visiting professor of political science at John Cabot University in Rome, said the Dr Mahathir Mohamad-Anwar Ibrahim alliance was bound by their common desire to remove Najib and look to the future.

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