SINGAPORE (Feb 28): Over the past week, Malaysians have once again been rocked by political turmoil. This time, it was an attempted coup to destabilise the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. The last 20 months since the PH coalition — made up of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Parti Amanah Rakyat (Amanah) — took over governing in Putrajaya has been marked by sluggish growth. They have also been trying to clean up the mess left behind by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administration (which comprised of United Malays National Organisation (Umno), Malaysian Chinese Association and Malaysian Indian Congress).

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