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Najib’s conviction could trigger a snap election in Malaysia’s unstable politics – Sydney Morning Herald

The former Malaysian PM may have been found guilty, but there is a long way to run before the judgment is set in stone.

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Fast forward five years, and Muhyiddin now governs as PM after a stint in the Pakatan Harapan government with a one-seat majority that depends on the support of UMNO, the mildly-Islamist PAS party and some members of his Bersatu Party.
Supporters of former Malaysia prime minister Najib Razak chant outside the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex before the verdict on Tuesday.Credit:Bloomberg
Najib’s conviction, in which he was sentenced to 12 years in prison, in the first of several corruption trials h…

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