ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute research fellow, Norshahril Saat, opines that previous UMNO splits show Mr Najib can stay on. He added that early signs show that appeasing Dr Mahathir is the step UMNO’s leaders will be taking. However, according to Dr Norshahril, this move may be insufficient for Mr Najib to stay in power for long, unless he reinstates his inclusive agenda, embodied in One Malaysia, to ensure he has the support of non-Malays.
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