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12:00 AM, March 04, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:56 AM, March 04, 2020

Malaysia PM vows to fight graft after week of turmoil

New Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin pledged to prioritise the fight against corruption on Monday after taking over from 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad with the backing of a former ruling party tarnished by graft. Muhyiddin took office after a week of turmoil following the resignation of Mahathir, who was elected two years ago amid anger over the multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal for which former prime minister Najib Razak is now on trial. "The government under my leadership will prioritise efforts to increase the integrity and good practices by government," Muhyiddin, 72, said in his first speech since being sworn in as premier on Sunday.

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