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First Look New Malaysian government offers hope for simmering ethnic tensions

With the surprising loss of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak two weeks ago, the country has undergone a dramatic transformation. Now, new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is urging greater equality for the region's many ethnic minorities. 

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Two weeks ago, Najib Razak was supremely confident of being elected Malaysia's prime minister for a third term. Instead, in a dizzying political drama, he lost an unlosable election and spiraled into ever-deepening disgrace while Malaysians are being feted for advancing democratic values against their global retreat.

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