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Malaysia politics reflects growing influence of King Abdullah

Observers ask if the monarchy's reemergence can foster true democracy

King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah's role in supporting Malaysia's evolving democracy has moved beyond the purely ceremonial since his early accession in 2019.    © Malaysia's Department of Information/AFP/Jiji

BANGKOK -- The ceremony commemorating Malaysian independence from Britain on Aug. 31 fully revealed the Southeast Asian nation's political turmoil.

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