UMNO’s relevance continues regardless of being perceived as lifeless, says celebration president

Despite widespread perceptions of being a “lifeless” party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) still holds significance, based on party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Speaking at the party’s 77th-anniversary celebration, he acknowledged that the party presently has only 26 members in parliament, together with 4 extra from the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, but insisted the party’s relevance endures.
UMNO, Malaysia’s oldest political get together, lost its 61-year grip on power through the 2018 General Election when the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition won. Be the first believes that UMNO functions higher as half of the current unity authorities somewhat than with previous partners in the Barisan Nasional (BN) and Perikatan Nasional (PN) governments.
Regarding seat allocations for the upcoming six state elections, Ahmad Zahid stated that BN deputy chairman Mohamad Hasan will lead negotiations with events in the unity government. The elections will take place in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu this year.
In a separate matter, Ahmad Zahid criticised the Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) for its tendency to abandon partners every time it joins any political coalition. He claimed that the Islamist party will eventually leave its partners in the opposition PN coalition..

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