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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia's Mahathir registers new party as ruling coalition cracks

Pejuang positioned as potential third force amid UMNO-Muhyiddin rift

Mahathir Mohamad's new political party could enable the former Malaysian prime minister to regain political clout.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- As the upheaval in Malaysia's political scene intensifies, the approval of a new party established by influential former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has the potential to help spur a realignment.

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