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Malaysian PM Steps Down

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has handed in his resignation and made way for his deputy Najib Razak.

Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi's term lasted for nearly six years

Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi's term lasted for nearly six years

Razak is expected to be sworn in on Friday.

The ruling Barisan Nasional or National Front coalition and especially its dominant party, the United Malays National Organisation or UMNO, are under pressure after a series of setbacks in the last general and by-elections.

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