Tuesday, April 23, 2013
UMNO cracking up
It is unprecedented. 61 top leaders left the party to contest as Independents. Indeed, 61 is a rather significant number representing nearly 10% of the total seats to be contested by the 13-member BN coalition led by Umno, There are 222 seats in the federal Parliament and 505 seats in the state assemblies up for grabs in the coming general election, the country's 13th since obtaining independence from British rule in 1957.