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Malaysia's Mahathir gambled with his job and lost

New ruling coalition likely to steer country toward firmer Islamic law

| Malaysia

On Sunday, Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in as Malaysia's eighth prime minister after a week of high political drama. His predecessor, Mahathir Mohamad, had resigned a few days before but was maneuvering to keep his job with a new parliamentary coalition, while Mahathir's party rival Anwar Ibrahim also wanted the top spot.

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