29 Feb '16, 8am

JUST IN: Former #Malaysia PM #Mahathir quits #UMNO party over #Najib

KUALA LUMPUR — Former Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has quit the ruling UMNO party over his opposition to current prime minister Najib Razak. He announced this in Putrajaya on Monday (Feb 29), saying the leading Malay ruling party was no longer what it used to be. Related News World Dr Mahathir to set up core group to oust Najib February 29 World No significant damage caused by Dr Mahathir’s exit from UMNO, party leaders say February 29 “The focus is how to keep Najib as prime minister. “UMNO no longer is performing the task it set for itself way back in 1946,” he said. This is the second time the former prime minister has quit UMNO, the first time in May 2008, over unhappiness then prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who had led Barisan Nasional to dismal results in the general election that year. Dr Mahathir said UMNO was also dedicated to upholding the "...

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