Malaysia’s newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA
William Pesek
Opinion

Opinion

William Pesek

A bullish sign from Malaysia, of all places

Mahathir Mohamad’s return to power sends a message that the popular will can turn on privileged and entrenched state power

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Malaysia’s newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA
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William Pesek

William Pesek

William Pesek is a Tokyo-based journalist, former columnist for Barron’s and Bloomberg and author of “Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan’s Lost Decades”. Twitter: @williampesek