Up to September 28, four UMNO politicians from have left their party. In chronological order, Jeli MP Mustapa Mohamed, Kimanis MP Anifah Aman, UMNO Cheras division chief Syed Ali Alhabshee and former Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan Isa Samad.
Looking at the influencers list, Mustapa took the number one spot with 49 statements, while Anifah and Isa positioned at fourth and tenth place. Meanwhile, Syed Ali did not make it into the top influencers because he is not as prominent as the other as he is only a division chief.
When we look into the dependency, Mustapa and Anifah have become less active in the media after GE-14. For Isa Samad case, he had been quiet in the media since February due to his FELDA scandal. Anifah exposure have a slight increase in July for not leaving the Dewan Rakyat with Khairy Jamaluddin during the BN protest against the method of electing the lower house speaker. Nevertheless, the four ex-UMNO politicians’ media exposure increase in September for leaving their party.