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Anwar's coup undone for now, but Malaysia's PM Muhyiddin faces stern budget test

A continued assault on Mr Muhyiddin by the Pakatan Harapan-led opposition leaves the government's stability an ongoing concern. PHOTO: BERNAMA, REUTERS
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KUALA LUMPUR - A month after opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim first claimed to have a "formidable majority" in Malaysia's Parliament, the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president's unlikely plan to unseat Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has finally unravelled.

Umno president Zahid Hamidi retreated on Wednesday (Oct 21) from threats to quit Tan Sri Muhyiddin's government, calling instead for a political ceasefire among parties which form the ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) pact.

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