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Malaysia in transition

Muhyiddin's new cabinet marks comeback for Malaysia's old regime

UMNO snags 11 posts, while chief of lender CIMB takes finance portfolio

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's new Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday announced a roster of 31 cabinet ministers, with many of the posts going to politicians from the scandal-tainted United Malays National Organization (UMNO) and the conservative Malaysian Islamic Party.

Muhyiddin, of the Bersatu party, stormed into power just over a week ago after successful maneuvering that forced 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad to resign.

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