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Asia Briefing— Global

Preface

The Malaysian PM's motorcade, Japan's special town for pensioners, and how the Haitian earthquake became a chance for Taiwan to make its mark.

Kashiwa, Najib Razak, University of Tokyo

ME AND MY MOTORCADE NO. 16

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Malaysia [NAJIB RAZAK]

In a recent blog post, Najib Razak, Malaysia’s portly prime minister, revealed that he hits the treadmill two to three times a week to ensure that he can keep up with his hectic schedule. Just over a year into his premiership, Najib has certainly been travelling a lot as he tries to inject new life into a sagging economy and quell the nation’s simmering political, racial and religious tensions.

If he’s not dashing around Malaysia and holding coffee shop meet-the-people sessions to promote…

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