SINGAPORE (May 21): Ever cautious, Lee Hsien Loong’s Facebook post at 10.08am on May 10 noted how the outcome of the Malaysian election held a day earlier “represents a major change in Malaysian politics”.  

Pakatan Harapan had unseated the ruling Barisan Nasional with a majority of 122 seats in parliament. And, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, with whom relations had been fractious the first time around, was back in charge.  

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