Umno failed in almost all states

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Umno failed to put up a decent fight to stem the green wave in the Malay belt states, failing to win a single seat in Terengganu and winning only one each in Kedah and Kelantan.

The once dominant party in the Malaysian political landscape had fielded candidates in 108 seats in the six states but only managed to secure 19 seats.

Besides the seats in Kelantan and Kedah, they had two each in Selangor and Penang and 14 in Negri Sembilan.

Its total loss in Terengganu has ended with the state having zero opposition in the assembly to serve as a check and balance.

Hairul Anuar Rahim/NST

Political observers said the 17.5 percent success rate achieved by Umno is also set to put party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi under another round of intense scrutiny from critics, who have been clamouring for a change in the top leadership. – NST