Emerging Asia Economics

Emerging Asia Economics Focus

16 August, 2018

Malaysia: what to make of Mahathir’s first 100 days

Following his shock election victory at the start of May, 93-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has wasted no time in carrying out his main campaign promises. With his first 100 days in office now almost up, Mahathir has already scrapped an unpopular Goods and Service Tax (GST), suspended several large-scale infrastructure projects and is in the middle of a huge anti-corruption campaign. This Focus will analyse the impact of these changes, and explain what they mean for the country’s growth

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