Malaysia enters realpolitik era in days

Joe Fernandez

Modified 30 Sep 2008, 5:03 am

Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, an Islamic Studies graduate who wooed the Muslim vote bank piously and impressed them on his way to the top, has in the past said quite a number of extraordinary things in public, indeed on national television, with a straight face and done exactly the very opposite almost the very next day amidst nationwide sniggers and "I told you sos".

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