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Malaysia elections: Tainted PM battles waning support

May 08, 2018, 7:29 AM EDT
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak dissolved the parliament last month.
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The Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, who was certain to win the upcoming elections, not long ago, faces a reversal of fortunes amid waning public support in the wake of the huge 1MDB scandal involving state fund.

The country’s former leader Dr Mahathir Mohamad has emerged as a strong force, capitalizing on the government’s tainted image which has driven even the traditional voters of the ruling coalition away from it, notes The Guardian.

A survey released by pollster Merdeka Center showed the opposition closing in the vote gap but falling short of landing a majority in the parliament, writes CNBC.

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