Umno will collapse, says Dr Mahathir

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has predicted that Umno will collapse, saying that there is no future for the party.  

“Umno is fragmented now, it is going to collapse. There is no future for Umno anymore because the people detest Umno.  

"That is why they supported the opposition so strongly (in the recent general election),” the Pakatan Harapan chairman said.  

Dr Mahathir made this remark in response to a question during a meeting with the US Council on Foreign Relations on whether a long-term investigation of Umno leaders would, at some point, create political instability in the country.  

Asked how deep he felt corruption ran in Umno, Dr Mahathir replied that it ran very deep.  

“He (former Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak) has undermined the leadership of the party and even the rank and file because he gave them money.  

“So they supported him because some of them felt comfortable with more money,” Dr Mahathir said.
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