Police officers check vehicles to enforce the coronavirus lockdown in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP Police officers check vehicles to enforce the coronavirus lockdown in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP
Police officers check vehicles to enforce the coronavirus lockdown in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: for Malaysia’s new leader Muhyiddin, a deadly litmus test

  • Muhyiddin Yassin came into power just as the coronavirus was beginning to spread through Malaysia
  • Keeping the economy afloat is his greatest test, but it is also a chance to silence critics and win over a doubting public

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Police officers check vehicles to enforce the coronavirus lockdown in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP Police officers check vehicles to enforce the coronavirus lockdown in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP
Police officers check vehicles to enforce the coronavirus lockdown in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP
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