The worsening Covid-19 pandemic will likely further threaten the unity of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government, said Fitch Solutions in a Country Risk & Industry Research report.
Malaysia already has elevated political risks but it is becoming worse due to a perception that the government has failed to contain the outbreak so far.
It said this will negatively affect policymaking, policy continuity and social stability.
“We at Fitch Solutions see a worsening of political risks due to widespread and growing dissatisfaction with the government’s handling of the Covid-19 outbreak.
“Furthermore, rising public anger is likely to affect the unity of...