New policies, new hope — the Malaysian election has lots of positives, but not for anyone who is seen as having been a Najib acolyte. For them, the axe is already falling.

SINGAPORE (June 25): Despite public delight, there is a mood of some paranoia in Malaysian business and finance right now — and you can see why. Since the shock opposition election victory on May 9 restored 92-year-old Dr Mahathir Mohamad to power, deposing the party he once led, one person after another with ties to ousted prime minister Najib Razak has been removed from leadership positions in Malaysia’s key institutions.

And the big question for many is: Who is next? Is it me?

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