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Malaysia's Badly Timed Political Scandal

Prime Minister Najib Razak needs to focus everything on the economy.

They deserve better.

Photographer: Charles Pertwee/Getty Images

The storm sweeping over emerging markets has hit Malaysia at an especially fraught moment, with Prime Minister Najib Razak embroiled in a $700 million funding scandal. The country's economic difficulties are bad enough by themselves. The political turmoil makes them all the harder to deal with.

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