Shades of a despot? Muhyiddin’s halt of Malaysia’s democracy has familiar feel

Jan 17, 2021 | INVESTING

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s decision this week to suspend democracy for the first time in over half a century may have forced a timeout of the furious, months-long efforts by his rivals to topple him by hook or by crook – but by no means has it quelled the disquiet surrounding his leadership.A case in point was a scathing radio interview on Friday by his predecessor, Mahathir Mohamad.The 95-year-old, ousted as prime minister in a political coup last February, lamented that…

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