Malaysia's PM Muhyiddin facing mutiny by allies

Top ruling pact sources said that Tan Sri Muhyiddin's faction in Bersatu is pushing to formalise the PN alliance of 12 parties.PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - Barely two months after being installed, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's grip on power is eroding as dissent within his loose Perikatan Nasional (PN) pact continues to fester.

The refusal of most states - even those under PN control - this week to comply with orders to ease curbs aimed at stemming the coronavirus infection comes on the back of his Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia publicly clashing with PN's largest party, Umno, over appointments in Johor.

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