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Terengganu may not be all bad for Najib

PETALING JAYA, 20 April 2009: The leadership crisis in Umno Terengganu has surfaced at the wrong time for new party president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Or has it?

Think again. With reform on his mind and PAS party polls around the corner, the timing of the “crisis” cannot be all that bad for Najib.

In fact, it could be just what the doctor ordered.

First, it gives Najib an early, perfect excuse to ring the changes in the Umno Terengganu leadership without much resistance.

Dousing the festering feud that contributed to Barisan Nasional (BN)’s inability to defend the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat is important. But having a progressive, pragmatic leader at the head of the state is more important.

Read more here.

This article first appeared on Sunday, 19 April 2009 in under the title Terengganu: It may not be all that bad for Najib. Used with permission.

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