Malaysia’s Old Guard Politicians Disgrace Themselves

Citizens are last in the messy scramble for power

With Malaysia reeling from panic lockdowns for the third wave of Covid-19 amid ongoing layoffs, lawmakers are lobbying the shaky coalition led by Muhyiddin Yassin for posts in the cabinet and government-linked corporations. He is beholden to a raft of slippery factions propping him up, all of whom want more.

The country has drifted without an elected gov…

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