No challenges to Najib
- Published: 21 Sep 2013 at 17.56
- Online news:
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak faced down a threat to his leadership after nominations closed on Saturday without anybody contesting his presidency of the ruling party.
His government suffered its worst performance ever in May elections, prompting speculation that former leader Mahathir Mohamad, who continues to be highly influential, would back a challenger for the presidency of the United Malays National Organisation (Umno).
Ahmad Maslan, the Umno information chief, said on Twitter: "Congratulations to Umno president Najib and deputy president Muhyiddin (Yassin) who won without contest at 5pm this evening."
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