Despite anger at PM Muhyiddin, Umno factionalism eases pressure on embattled premier

The meeting on Oct 29 ended with Umno president Zahid Hamidi repeating that it will back Budget 2021.
The meeting on Oct 29 ended with Umno president Zahid Hamidi repeating that it will back Budget 2021.PHOTO: BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR - Umno may be seething at being sidelined in major policymaking but internal schisms in the largest party of the Muhyiddin Yassin government have led to an indecisiveness that saw a series of meetings this week resulting in little more than an affirmation of the status quo.

This comes even as the Prime Minister suffered a major setback when Malaysia's King refused consent on Sunday (Oct 25) for an emergency declaration.

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