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Malaysia's Ruling Party Faces Trust Deficit, Minister Says

  • Party leader and premier Najib embroiled in funding scandal
  • Former premier Mahathir on public campaign to remove Najib
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Malaysia’s biggest political party faces a trust deficit, a government minister warned, highlighting the impact of a months long political scandal surrounding Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Members are losing their connection to the United Malays National Organisation, which leads the ruling coalition, Hishammuddin Hussein -- one of the party’s vice presidents -- told reporters Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur. Hishammuddin, who called for unity, is also defense minister.