Malaysia politics, one year on

Successful Covid-19 vaccine roll-out in Malaysia key to Muhyiddin's shot at redemption

Tan Sri Muhyiddin is now criticised for opening up too many sectors too soon, even as the number of daily cases remain in the four digits.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin is now criticised for opening up too many sectors too soon, even as the number of daily cases remain in the four digits.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

KUALA LUMPUR - How Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's Perikatan Nasional (PN) government handles the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia as well as its economic fallout - which has been the top priority since he came into power on March 1 last year - will define the administration.

In the early days, the government was basking in high approval ratings for successfully flattening the infection curve after a partial shutdown.

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