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Malaysia turns to 1998 currency peg architect as markets bleed

Mr Nor helped hatch a plan during the Asian financial crisis that led to the ringgit being pegged at 3.8 to the dollar in September 1998

Kuala Lumpur

PRIME MINISTER Najib Razak is taking a page out of the playbook of mentor- turned-nemesis, former premier Mahathir Mohamad. To stem a decline in confidence in Malaysia, he's even tapping the expertise of Dr Mahathir's ringgit peg architect.

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