Malaysia’s former premier Najib’s party considers early general election after big weekend win

Malaysia’s ruling United Malays National Organisation is considering bringing forward a general election that is due only in 2023, after former premier Najib Razak led the pro-Malay party and its allies to a resounding victory in local polls over the weekend.Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan said he spoke with the prime minister on considering an earlier election, to capitalise on the current pro-government sentiments, the Malaysian National News Agency Bernama reported on Sunday. The party…