Malaysia's economic prospects dim amid rising political unease

New Malaysia is finding it tough to shake off some old baggage.

Race tensions, political wrangling within the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition government and growing anxiousness over the country's leadership succession are dimming the prospects for 2019 amid growing domestic and external economic headwinds.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 03, 2019, with the headline 'Malaysia's economic prospects dim amid rising political unease'. Print Edition | Subscribe