Umno leader's call for snap polls in Malaysia stirs new infighting

Umno leader's call for snap polls in Malaysia stirs new infighting

The Straits Times - Asia·2021-01-07 12:03

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Tensions are rising in the largest party in Malaysia's ruling coalition over whether a general election should be held amid the nation's worsening coronavirus epidemic.

Ties between Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and key ally Umno, which holds about a third of the seats in Tan Sri Muhyiddin's 12-party government, have steadily deteriorated since Umno threatened to pull out of the coalition in October.

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