Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad shows his finger marked in ink after voting in May’s general election. Photo: AP

Can a ‘New Malaysia’ emerge while those in power play an old game?

  • Public optimism rose to fever pitch following this year’s historic election that unseated a ruling coalition which had governed for nearly six decades
  • But a new year brings with it fresh pessimism that the government of Mahathir Mohamad can deliver on its election promises
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad shows his finger marked in ink after voting in May’s general election. Photo: AP
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