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Insight 2019/2020

Insight 2019/2020 - EP42

Malaysia: A Crisis Within

By CNA Published: 12 Mar 2020 Audio: English

A long-simmering power struggle boiled over on February 24th, 2020, when Dr Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly announced his resignation as Malaysia's Prime Minister. His decision prompted members of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, or better known as Bersatu to pull out of the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition en masse, along with nearly a dozen members of Parti Keadilan Rakyat or PKR. The mass exodus led to the collapse of the 2-year-old government under the weight of internal rivalries and plunged the country into a deep political turmoil. The political storm ended after the King's appointment of Mr Muhyiddin Yassin as the country's 8th Prime Minister. But who's really responsible for the collapse of PAKATAN HARAPAN government just 2 years after its historic victory in the 14th general election ? Will the appointment of Mr Muhyiddin as Prime Minister herald the return of Malay nationalist politics in Malaysia ?

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