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Malaysia's economic growth model is on the brink of collapse

Putrajaya must do more than rely on an influx of cheap labor

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A health worker helps a migrant worker fill up a declaration form during a screening test in Kuala Lumpur in May 2020: a development model that worked well in good times is now being tested.   © Getty Images

Shankaran Nambiar is a senior research fellow at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research.

Malaysia's handling of the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting lockdown has come under severe criticism.

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