Malaysia PM Muhyiddin Yassin looks to snap polls to end battle with predecessor Mahathir

Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a news conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on March 11, 2020.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a news conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on March 11, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is gearing up to call for snap polls as early as this year to end doubts over his mandate amid accusations his Perikatan Nasional (PN) government is a "backdoor" one that lacks a parliamentary majority.

Party sources told The Straits Times that the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president made his intentions clear at its supreme council meeting on June 4, and has followed up by briefing divisional chiefs in several meetings over subsequent days.

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