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In the history of Malaysia, only Mahathir and Tunku Abdul Rahman served more than two terms.
He also needs to keep UMNO and other parties in the alliance happy — moves by previous coalition governments include giving their politicians key portfolios such as finance, foreign affairs and defense as well as the coveted deputy prime minister job.
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Following a resignation in other circumstances, defeat in an election, or the death of a prime minister, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong would generally appoint as the new leader of the governing party or coalition as new Prime Minister.
Corruption could worsen under UMNO's leadership, with no guarantee of the stability its past governments brought, said Alex Holmes, emerging Asia economist at Capital Economics.
In fact, even if just ASEAN sneezes, Malaysia will still catch a cold like in the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.