Bipartisan Malaysian MPs in talks to prop up government

Lawmakers discuss confidence and supply deal ahead of budget

Tan Sri Muhyiddin.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin.PHOTO: REUTERS

Talks on a bipartisan confidence and supply agreement (CSA) have begun ahead of Malaysia's crucial budget vote in a possible boost for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and the longevity of his shaky government.

The Sunday Times has learnt that informal discussions have been ongoing last week between the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government and the Pakatan Harapan-led (PH) opposition, before an exploratory meeting was held in Parliament on Friday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 01, 2020, with the headline 'Bipartisan Malaysian MPs in talks to prop up government'. Print Edition | Subscribe