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Malaysia Victory Will Prove Hollow Without Reform

There is no glory in this victory. Malaysia’s ruling coalition, led by Prime Minister Najib Razak, held on to power in this week’s elections, winning 133 seats in parliament compared with the reformist opposition’s 89. Yet a closer look at the vote shows how fragile support truly is for Najib’s United Malays National Organization and argues for the winner to change direction.

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