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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia warms to Muhyiddin and his cold coronavirus cash

$60bn stimulus measures help turn #NotMyPM hashtag into #MyPM8

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks to the media on March 11, amid the coronavirus crisis.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- The term "cash is king" contributed to the downfall of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Now, after slightly over a month on the job, new leader Muhyiddin Yassin appears to be winning over a skeptical public with huge sums of money.

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