Picking Malaysia's next Cabinet

A look at some key drivers that will determine who gets what portfolio

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The tempo of last week's political turmoil in Malaysia has noticeably slowed. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's first few days in office have been low-key, and Pakatan Harapan's (PH) drumbeat for a motion of no-confidence in Parliament was muffled by the new Prime Minister's decision to move the next sitting of the Lower House from March 9 to May 18.

There is method to the timing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2020, with the headline Picking Malaysia's next Cabinet. Subscribe