With the general elections imminent, Mahathir Mohamad and his compatriots firmly believe that Najib’s incarceration would give them the political edge that they desperately need
Anand Murgun, Firstpost
August 20, 2022 19:46:42 IST
For nine years prior to this watershed moment, Malaysia, under the administration of Najib Razak, witnessed some of the most progressive reforms since independence. The abolishment of the draconian Internal Security Act was at the forefront of these reforms. Malaysia further restructured it fiscal base by introducing the GST. The nation experienced steady, uninterrupted GDP growth and witnessed the longest bull-run in its stock exchange driven by strong foreign direct investments (FDI) and domestic direct investments (DDI).