Malaysian government's first 100 days: Big moves buy leaders some time, but euphoria won't last

Dr Mahathir Mohamad, flanked by fellow opposition leaders (second from left) Mohamad Sabu, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Mr Lim Kit Siang, after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur in the early morning of May 10, 2018.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad, flanked by fellow opposition leaders (second from left) Mohamad Sabu, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Mr Lim Kit Siang, after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur in the early morning of May 10, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

As Malaysia's new government marks 100 days in power on Friday (Aug 17), The Straits Times Malaysia Bureau takes a look at how it has fared on various counts.

KUALA LUMPUR - Days before he chalked off 100 days in power, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was still in a honeymoon period after his shock return to power at age 93, according to opinion polls.

But typical of him, and more so because he is a man in a hurry, having agreed to hand over power to deputy-turned-nemesis-turned-ally Anwar Ibrahim, he has hardly stopped to celebrate.

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