Malaysia’s Mahathir Resigns: Asia Sentinel

Malaysians are express dissatisfaction with political machinations. Mahathir Mohamad resigned as the 94-year-old prime minister. A coalition adjustment plan fell apart, as “moderate Malays and members from Sabah and Sarawak refusing to go along with a grouping that included the fundamentalist Parti Islam se-Malaysia, and others finding it a bridge too far to join the deeply corrupt United Malays National Organization, which during its 70 years in power participated in several of the biggest scandals in the country’s history,” reports Asia Sentinel. “The coalition Mahathir and his allies attempted to put together would have shorn power from all the minority races in the country, particularly the Chinese, who make up about 20 percent of the population, and Indians, who make up another 8 percent, generating potentially an explosive racial situation.” Malaysia is among the world’s top 35 economies, an intricate link in Asia supply chains, but has struggled in recent years after billions went missing from state development fund 1MDB, under investigation since 2015.– YaleGlobal

Malaysia’s Mahathir Resigns: Asia Sentinel

In the wake of years of corruption, a failed coup and Prime Minister Mahathir’s resignation, citizens express disgust with politics
John Berthelsen and Murray Hunter
Monday, February 24, 2020

Read the article from the Asia Sentinel about the abrupt resignation of Malaysia’s prime minister.

 Bumiputera	61.80% Chinese	21.40% Indian	6.40% Others	0.90% Non-Malaysians	9.60%

GDP growth in Malaysia; 2009	-1.51% 	7.43% 2011	5.29% 	5.47% 2013	4.69% 	6.01% 2015	5.09% 	4.45% 	5.74% 2018	4.74% 2019 (est) 	4.60%

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