Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference after a cabinet meeting in Putrajaya on May 30. Having abused the rule of law and allowed corruption to fester during his 22-year reign that ended in 2003, Mahathir is now being counted on to fix those problems, and others. Photo: AP

Mahathir must now rebuild Malaysia’s judiciary and police, two institutions he once eroded, to restore people’s faith

Lynette Ong says Malaysia’s success now depends on having a fair judiciary, police, press and economic policy – all areas where Mahathir got poor marks in his first stint as prime minister

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference after a cabinet meeting in Putrajaya on May 30. Having abused the rule of law and allowed corruption to fester during his 22-year reign that ended in 2003, Mahathir is now being counted on to fix those problems, and others. Photo: AP
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