Muhyiddin Yassin (centre) waves to supporters as he prepares to be sworn in as Malaysia’s eighth prime minister, in Kuala Lumpur, on March 1. Photo: AP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Malaysia’s latest political shenanigans have echoes in Qing dynasty China

  • In late 19th-century China, the Hundred Days’ Reforms might have set the country on an entirely different path
  • But reformers were no match for the conservatives at court, led by Empress Dowager Cixi
Muhyiddin Yassin (centre) waves to supporters as he prepares to be sworn in as Malaysia’s eighth prime minister, in Kuala Lumpur, on March 1. Photo: AP
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