Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, second from right, receives his oath from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during his coronation at National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Malaysia Information Ministry via AP

Game of Thrones, Malaysia style: monarchy takes on Mahathir as long-running feud resurfaces

  • Political clashes over who has the power to appoint ministers, but observers say crux of matter is a tussle over exact constitutional role of monarchy
  • This is the second of a four-part series on Malaysian politics a year on from the Pakatan Harapan coalition’s historic election victory on May 9, 2018
Topic |   Malaysia election – one year on

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Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, second from right, receives his oath from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during his coronation at National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Malaysia Information Ministry via AP
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Bloomberg

A year since victory, can Mahathir run Malaysia’s economy without blaming Najib or ‘1MDB mess’?

  • Slumping investor confidence in Malaysia has put the issue of economic management right at the prime minister’s feet, and he cannot keep blaming slowed progress on his disgraced predecessor Najib Razak, experts say
  • This is the first of a four-part series on Malaysian politics a year on from the Pakatan Harapan coalition’s historic election victory on May 9, 2018
Topic |   Malaysia election – one year on

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Bloomberg
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