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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia's political mess magnifies its economic malaise

Muhyiddin's new government faces twin threat of coronavirus and oil price fall

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, left, faces an ongoing political challenge from his predecessor, Mahathir Mohamad, over his parliamentary coup. (Nikkei Montage/Source photo by Getty Images and Kyodo)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin began his tenure on March 1. Arguably, the timing could not be worse.

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