Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya. Mahathir has unveiled a mix of senior politicians, lawyers and a lecturer in his new cabinet after a stunning electoral victory last week. Photo: AP

Can Malaysia’s new government root out corruption and ensure justice is served?

Philip Bowring says Malaysia’s new ruling coalition faces many challenges, not least a legacy of systemic sleaze as well as economic malaise, ethnic tensions, maintaining good relations with China and the potential for internal dissent

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya. Mahathir has unveiled a mix of senior politicians, lawyers and a lecturer in his new cabinet after a stunning electoral victory last week. Photo: AP
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