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First 100 days of Malaysia's new government

As Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's new government approaches its first 100 days in office, the big question is, how is the new Malaysia faring?

To judge the new government - made up of an uneasily yoked and ideologically diverse clutch of political players - on the deliverables of its populist election manifesto would be unfair. More so, when most Malaysians are not sweating over any timeline of election pledges.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 12, 2018, with the headline 'First 100 days of Malaysia's new government'. Print Edition | Subscribe