Malaysia: Reforms in UMNO and the upcoming election

Straits Times, Singapore, 24 November 2012

Partyforumseasia: Internal power struggles and rampant vote-buying in party elections have damaged the image of the party and disillusioned rank and file members. Under the pressure of the heavy 2008 losses, PM Najib has started reforms inside the party. Will it be enough to rally enough member support for the upcoming elections? And will it give more influence to UMNO members vis-a-vis the influential leaders with access to big funding?

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