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As Umno opening acts, analysts see wings telling stale tale with ‘regressive’ rhetorics

As Umno opening acts, analysts see wings telling stale tale with ‘regressive’ rhetorics

By Zurairi AR

November 27, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — For all their sound and fury in opening the much-anticipated Umno general assembly, its youth and women’s wings appear to be mired in partisan and parochial issues that political analysts said is distancing the ruling party from its ambitious reform agenda. After a full day of speeches from the wing leaders and delegates which one analyst called “regressive” rhetoric, several pundits recommended Umno work on offering fresh ideas that will bridge the divide... Read more

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  • Delegates gather to attend the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Delegates gather to attend the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Delegates gather to attend the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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  • Delegates gather to attend the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Delegates gather to attend the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (second right) attends the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (second right) attends the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abd Jalil (centre) attends the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abd Jalil (centre) attends the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin greeting members of  ‘Kelab Umno Luar Negara’ at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin greeting members of ‘Kelab Umno Luar Negara’ at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin having ‘hi-tea’ with members of  ‘Kelab Umno Luar Negara’ at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin having ‘hi-tea’ with members of ‘Kelab Umno Luar Negara’ at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Security personnel at the entrance of PWTC during the Umno General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Security personnel at the entrance of PWTC during the Umno General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More