SINGAPORE (Dec 31): Malaysia’s political scene is looking as unpredictable as its economic outlook, and looks set to keep analysts, investors and news reporters on the edge of their seats in the year ahead.

After nine years under former prime minister Najib Razak, who presided over the misappropriation of billions of dollars, Malaysian voters defied political pundits and polls and booted out the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition that had ruled the country for more than six decades.

Since the May 9 victory at the polls by a Pakatan Harapan coalition led by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia has not stopped making headlines around the world. And it is likely to continue being watched closely in 2019.

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