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Malaysia must stop political squabbling and boost economic stimulus

Muhyiddin Yassin is wasting valuable time because he does not want to be ousted

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Muhyiddin Yassin gestures after his cabinet announcement on Mar. 9: during the jockeying, the opportunity costs add up.   © Reuters

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

Many developing nations are facing a triple economic threat: a global recession, weak domestic demand and collapsing commodities prices. But on top of these challenges, Malaysia is suffering from political paralysis as the coronavirus shakes up one of Southeast Asia's most eventful economies.

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