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Opinion

Mahathir's deep dilemma for 2019

Can he win over the dominant ethnic Malays and halt the growth of Islamist forces?

| Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's election win in May was a dramatic shock.

But since taking power the ruling Pakatan Harapan (Coalition of Hope) consortium has proved less than decisive. An inchoate alliance of sectional parties, not a coherent political force with a unified outlook and clear agenda, Pakatan Harapan (PH) is exasperating many of its most devoted supporters.

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