FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In Malaysia, recent opinion polls indicate Prime Minister Najib Razak’s approval rating is rising after a series of political victories. The prime minister’s political fortunes are fueling speculation he will soon call an early election.
With Najib’s approval rating at an all time high of 69 percent, this week his government formally abandoned the dreaded Internal Security Act (ISA), which allowed for detention without trial. And at a recent summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) he succeeded in winning support for his Global Movement of Moderates to help combat religious extremism and terrorism. Luke Hunt reports for VoA.