Malaysia: Government weakened by Najib verdict, politics a drag (in one chart)

  • Guilty verdict in former PM Najib's first of 3 cases related to 1MDB, follows government's settlement with Goldman Sachs

  • Perhaps a step to instilling anti-corruption ethics long-term, but increases snap election disruption risk short-term

  • PM Muhyiddin's slim majority relies on support from Najib's UMNO party (18% of parliament, 35% of ruling coalition)
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