With Malaysian Politics on A Knife’s Edge, What Challenges Will Muhyiddin Face?

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If Malaysia ’s new government under Muhyiddin Yassin is a solid one, then one could perhaps begin declaring a new era in the country’s politics. But it is not, and it in fact depends heavily on parties like the United Malays National Organisation (Umno) and the Islamist Parti Agama Se-Malaysia (PAS) to stay in power. Believing that Malaysia is in a new political era would be as foolhardy as the attitude of those who believed in the wake of the May 2018 general election that Umno was dead. It was no doubt more correct to have claimed that the Barisan Nasional coalition was ...

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