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  • Malaysia’s shapeshifting politics signal trouble ahead

    SINGAPORE – Six months since his appointment as Malaysia’s premier, Muhyiddin Yassin now finds himself between a rock and a hard place. With his ruling coalition of convenience mired in internecine strife, a new party launched by his bitterly estranged predecessor, Mahathir Mohamad, threatens to…
  • Malaysia’s 1998 problem bursts back into the open

    Malaysia’s return to 1998 is as sudden as it is predictable. This economic bookend is making headlines as Covid-19 fallout drives Malaysian gross domestic product down 17.1% in the second quarter compared to a year earlier. It’s not enough, though, to point out that this…