28 Nov '14, 1am

In Umno’s youth ‘rejuvenation’, mutton dressed as lamb? - by Joseph Sipalan (MMO)

by Joseph Sipalan Malay Mail Online November 28, 2014 KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 — At 65, Umno is old, older even than Malaysia, and worryingly for the party now, its current leaders are not much younger. As the anchor of Barisan Nasional (BN), it is the oldest and longest ruling party in the world, having governed the country since 1957. The country has need of transformation and Umno, according to its leaders, is also in dire need of reform and “rejuvenation”. Umno knows it must ring in the new, but to ring out the old is where it is finding strong resistance. Leading up to the ongoing Umno General Assembly, party leaders have sent clearer and clearer hints, all but opening the exit door and ushering out those whom they think should leave. The transformation is not solely about internal renewal. Umno’s top leaders have conveyed that the stakes are the party’s continued surviva...

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