Pressure builds for Malaysian PM Muhyiddin’s ouster ahead of meeting with King

The Premier's legitimacy has been in doubt since January, after two Umno lawmakers said they no longer backed him.
The Premier's legitimacy has been in doubt since January, after two Umno lawmakers said they no longer backed him.PHOTO: MUHYIDDIN YASSIN/FACEBOOK

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s opposition parties, representing 105 lawmakers, wrote to the King on Monday (Aug 9) to say they do not support Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, adding weight to assertions the Premier does not command a majority in Parliament after 11 MPs from the country’s largest party, Umno, withdrew their support last week.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin had claimed in his audience last Wednesday with Malaysia’s King, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah, that he still had the confidence of the Lower House after Umno retracted its backing.

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