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Malaysia's Eventual Fall From Grace

MIN READOct 22, 2015 | 09:31 GMT

Ethnic Malay hardliners rally in Kuala Lumpur on Sept. 16 in support of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.

(MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Minister Najib Razak will likely survive the ongoing corruption scandal, but the political crisis will exacerbate broader challenges facing Malaysia, particularly regarding divisions between the Malays and the economically powerful ethnic Chinese and Indian populations. At risk is the carefully balanced status quo that has allowed the Malaysian economy to flourish....

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