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Two discourses undermine Umno's hold on reality

COMMENT The ‘no contest for the top two posts in Umno' bandwagon has begun to roll, but in the end whether it succeeds in heading off a fight that may well have damaging consequences is dependent on what one man feels about the whole thing.

No prizes for guessing the identity of the man. In fact, he has already waded in with preliminary comments that suggest he will push for a contest, but more on that later.

The ‘no contest' ball was set rolling by Puad Zakarshi, former deputy education minister and defeated Umno candidate for the Batu Pahat parliamentary seat.

There's no point in going into the reasons Puad gave for his call because it was the usual boilerplate...