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Malaysian GDP plunge fuels talk of post-COVID economic remodeling

Experts call for investor-friendly regulations without political 'flip-flops'

The view overlooking Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's gross domestic product plummeted 17.1% on the year in the April-June period.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's economy may be turning a corner after a record decline in the second quarter, with experts seeing an opportunity to reset and rebuild in a way that could attract more foreign investment in the post-pandemic world.

In a country where the only certainty is political uncertainty, however, that might be easier said than done.

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