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Amid coronavirus surge, Malaysia asks what went wrong as Muhyiddin and other politicians take brunt of criticism

In early July, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was flying high, considering the circumstances.A months-long threat by the opposition to bring his government down through a no-confidence vote failed to materialise, and instead he secured an important win to install a new parliamentary speaker. Things were looking up for the 73-year-old prime minister on the coronavirus front, too.After a gruelling March-to-May lockdown that ground Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy to a near…

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