Covid-19 Exclusives: What Next for Malaysia?


ON MARCH 1, 2020 Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as Malaysia’s 8th Prime Minister amid a chorus of “betrayal”, “double-cross”, “backdoor entry” and “treachery” among others. On March 9 Muhyiddin announced his cabinet line-up. It is a set of old and new faces, but projecting a Malay- and Islamic-centric line-up nonetheless. This may not augur well for a multiracial Malaysia as her diversity is a comparative advantage in the eyes of investors. Externally on the same day, international oil price collapsed to below $30 per barrel due to a supply disagreement between the Saudis and ...

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