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Muhyiddin's swearing-in as Malaysia's PM may be start, not end, of a long battle

The main issue is how the winner in the race to be Malaysia's PM will be decided

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"It ain't over till the fat lady sings," as they say.

In Malaysia's multi-plot-twist political imbroglio of the past week, the question has not so much been who is leading in the race to be prime minister, but how the winner will be decided.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 01, 2020, with the headline Muhyiddin's swearing-in as Malaysia's PM may be start, not end, of a long battle. Subscribe