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Malaysia's political chaos, policy uncertainties cloud outlook

Consumer sentiment, business confidence could suffer and strain private spending, worsening Covid-19's blow

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Malaysia's new prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, posing for pictures on his first day at the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya. "For the local business community, Muhyiddin has a track record of pragmatism and good experience in cabinet," said Manu Bhaskaran of Centennial Asia Advisors.

Singapore 

POLITICAL storms in Malaysia have become a familiar patch for investors to navigate in recent years but in the latest unprecedented round, market pundits warn of serious policy uncertainties in an economy enroute to grow at its lowest pace in over a decade.

If Malaysia's...