Malaysiakini Special Report

Umno's own silence over 1MDB led to defeat, says Syed Ali

Kow Gah Chie & Jasmine Foong  |  Published:  |  Modified:

INTERVIEW | Everyone in Umno is to blame for the party's defeat in the watershed 14th general election for blindly supporting former premier Najib Abdul Razak over the 1MDB scandal, says Cheras Umno chief Syed Ali Alhabshee.

In a recent interview with Malaysiakini, the 56-year-old said Umno leaders and grassroots should have instead backed rebels Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Muhyiddin Yassin and Mukhriz Mahathir when they demanded answers on 1MDB, which led to their exits from Umno...

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