Malaysian PM blocks any further attempts to oust him from office

He postpones tomorrow's Parliament session, sits tight amid worsening political maelstrom

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin now looks set to put off any vote of confidence in Parliament until next month, in the hopes that an accelerated vaccination programme would finally ease the Covid-19 crisis, which has seen record numbers of
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin now looks set to put off any vote of confidence in Parliament until next month, in the hopes that an accelerated vaccination programme would finally ease the Covid-19 crisis, which has seen record numbers of infections and deaths since May. PHOTO: BERNAMA

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has postponed tomorrow's parliamentary sitting, blocking any further attempts to remove him from office following the government's decision to revoke emergency ordinances without the consent of the King, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah.

In an unprecedented move on Thursday, Sultan Abdullah expressed "extreme disappointment" in the government and accused top officials directly of acting illegally.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 01, 2021, with the headline 'Malaysian PM blocks any further attempts to oust him from office'. Subscribe