29 Feb '16, 9am

WATCH: Malaysia's ex-PM #Mahathir quits #UMNO, "ashamed" over scandals

WATCH: Malaysia's ex-PM #Mahathir quits #UMNO, "ashamed" over scandals

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and former party division leader Khairuddin Abu Hassan have quit the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party. "I won't call it UMNO anymore, this is (current Prime Minister) Najib's party. I feel embarrassed that I am associated with a party that is seen as supporting corruption - it has caused me to feel ashamed," he told reporters as he announced his exit at a news conference. "I am very much ashamed of all that is happening, I decided that I cannot be a party to all these things, so the least I can to do is leave the party," he added. "I'm giving up on Party Najib. There is no more a party UMNO." In a statement, Mahathir also accused Najib of "hijacking" UMNO to keep himself in power and free from criminal prosecution, amid a graft scandal surrounding state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (...

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