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Return of the ‘recalcitrant’ jangles nerves Down Under

Mahathir Mohamad’s stunning return to office might be good for Malaysian democracy but its impact on his country’s relations with Australia could be problematic. It was, after all, former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating who famously dubbed Mahathir a “recalcitrant” for not traveling to Seattle for an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit back in 1993. […]