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Back in Power, Malaysia's Prime Minister Moves Away From China

Aug 24, 2018 | 16:35 GMT
Mahathir Mohamad, who served as Malaysia's prime minister from 1981-2003, celebrates his victory and return to power in the country's election in May 2018.

Mahathir Mohamad, who served as Malaysia's prime minister from 1981-2003, won this year's election as an opposition candidate and resumed his former office in May.

(MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Fifteen years after leaving office, Mahathir Mohamad is back to serve another term as Malaysia's prime minister with much the same agenda as before. But this time, taking a neutral foreign policy will mean taking a step back from Beijing....

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