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COMMENT | Harapan has a lousy partner in Umno

COMMENT | If more evidence is needed that Umno Baru is a lousy partner in the unity government led by Pakatan Harapan, then the recently concluded Umno general assembly provides more than enough.

First, we saw the exploitation of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) agreed by the cabinet on former attorney-general Tommy Thomas’ book for political purposes. Then Umno blatantly showed its true colours to shove through a delegates’ resolution to have no elections for the top two party positions.

This killed democracy in Umno by giving party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and his deputy, Mohamad Hasan or Tok Mat, a free ride to the top for five years, making them unaccountable to Umno members for their actions or lack of.

Let’s start with the lesser issue. The Umno president used the occasion to...

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