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Najib beats war drums at pre-GE14 Umno meet, silent on 1MDB

Zikri Kamarulzaman​​​​​​​  |  Published:  |  Modified:

ANALYSIS | Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak went on the offensive during his policy speech at Umno's 71st annual meet, the last before the 14th general election.

Exuding confidence, Najib, who is also Umno president, opened fire on his political adversaries and primed supporters for the impending election.

Conspicuously absent, however, were issues which could betray signs of weakness, such as the 1MDB scandal, which continues to haunt his administration and makes news around the globe.

Similar to his speech at the previous Umno assembly, Najib sought to frighten the Malay electorate with the prospect of the opposition coming into power, especially the predominantly-Chinese DAP.

Upping the ante this time around, he warned that the Malays would become "bangsat" (bastards) in their own land...

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