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Knives out as Malaysia's ruling party gears up for election

Najib recruits 'cyberwarriors' to help fend off Mahathir's opposition

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, left, inspects an honor guard during the ruling UMNO's general assembly in Kuala Lumpur on Dec. 7.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's ruling camp is condemning its longtime superstar, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, as the country hurtles toward a lower house election that will test the popularity of scandal-tainted leader Najib Razak.

"This man has crossed the line," Najib said on Thursday at the United Malays National Organization's annual meeting, referring to Mahathir, who was once his mentor. Mahathir quit the UMNO last year to unseat Najib, accusing him of corruption.

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