Summary
Malaysia has been rocked by political upheaval since Muhyiddin Yassin became prime minister without a parliamentary vote in March 2020. The country's constitutional monarch has taken a more active role in politics while a power tussle involving veteran politicians Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim continues....more
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Will Anwar ever be PM?
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The players: Anwar Ibrahim
The players: Mahathir Mohamad
The players: Najib Razak
1MDB scandal
Royalty
The players: Muyiddin Yassin
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Malaysia’s former PM Najib Razak was sentenced to
12 years
in jail and fined US$49 million
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The Penang Tunnel is a
7.2km
undersea tunnel connecting key towns in Malaysia’s northernmost state
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The US Department of Justice alleges
US$4.5 Billion
was siphoned from the 1MDB state investment fund between 2009 and 2014
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