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Umno's show of numbers beats Bersih 5, Act 355 rally, but...

Zikri Kamarulzaman  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Umno last night set a record for the largest rally turnout in the past 12 months, with 80,000 supporters in red flooding the Bukit Jalil national stadium to put on a show of strength.

While the party's 71st anniversary celebration failed to fill the stadium - over a third of the seats were empty – the turnout was still double the estimated 40,000 participants for Bersih 5 last November, and surpassed even the 55,000-strong gathering at PAS' Act 355 assembly in February.

The turnout was good enough to embolden Umno president Najib Abdul Razak to tease about snap elections...

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