Umno likely to gain from impending divorce from Bersatu, analysts say

Alyaa Alhadjri

Modified 2 Apr 2021, 4:24 am

ANALYSIS | During the Umno general assembly over the past weekend, there were two main schools of thought. One was that the party could no longer play second fiddle to Bersatu and must withdraw from the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.

The other was that divorcing Bersatu would only spell doom for Umno in the 15th general election (GE15).

One proponent of the second scenario was Umno supreme council member Zahidi Zainul Abidin who said the party must go into the elections with Bersatu and PAS. He believed Umno will come out on top and be in a dominant position when the next government is formed...

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