Malaysian Election Results Not Expected To Curtail Corruption

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Malaysia’s election on Tuesday may be shaping up as the closest one ever, but economists don’t think the outcome will matter much either way.

The May 9 election has pitted the incumbent Najib Razak against his one-time mentor, 92-year-old former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Mahathir, who was prime minister from 1981 to 2003, has said he’s eschewed the ruling party and joined the opposition solely because of what he sees as corruption in the current government.

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