A year on, impatient Malaysia expects miracles from Mahathir

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad Pakatan Harapan coalition has been accused of making excuses for its lackluster performance, with even Tun Mahathir giving his Cabinet a five out of 10 score. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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KUALA LUMPUR - A "clean and dynamic Malaysia" is the promise Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad made on Wednesday (May 8) to citizens now questioning whether they made the right choice in toppling a six-decade-old regime a year ago.

He may fairly have asked for more time to deliver on expectations of wholesale changes, but patience does not put food on the table for an electorate that rated economic issues, such as cost of living and job opportunities, as top concerns prior to the May 9, 2018, polls in which the Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) lost its grip on the power it held since Malaysia became independent.

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