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Mahathir and the rise of political Islam

One year after landslide victory , only rapid reform can stop dangerous radicalisation

| Malaysia

The biggest fear of reformists in Malaysia is that the administration of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, which won a surprise election victory on May 9, 2018, will turn out to be a one-term government.

What particularly worries them is the resurgence of the United Malays National Organization, the party that lost power last year, after leaving the country divided by race and religion with its six-decade rule, mainly exercised through leading various National Front coalitions.

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