Three-way split for Umno after plot to topple Zahid revealed?
Umno may find itself split into three camps instead of two, following the revelation of former Supreme Council member Tajuddin Abdul Rahman of a web of plots and back-stabbing involving the top leaders of the country’s largest Malay party.
(MalaysiaNow) – Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Tajuddin revealed that there had been efforts in May 2020 by party strongmen Mohamad Hasan and Najib Razak to topple their president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Commenting on the disclosure, analyst Mujibu Abd Muis said Tajuddin’s tell-all session had confirmed the ongoing civil war within the party and would see the formation of a new group.
“Could Zahid’s camp merge with that of Ismail Sabri Yaakob to stop Najib’s group?
“Previously, Zahid’s camp had worked with Najib to up the pressure on Ismail,” Mujibu, of Universiti Teknologi Mara, told MalaysiaNow.
Regardless, he added, the situation did not bode well for Umno in the eyes of the general voters and would be fully exploited by the opposition.