Muhyiddin government on shaky ground as Umno faction threatens to pull support

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has yet to comment on the turmoil in Umno. PHOTO: REUTERS
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian politics is in for a bumpy week, with turmoil sweeping through Umno, a major component member of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's beleaguered Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, and mounting concern over the Premier's health.

The simmering tensions in Umno have broken out into the open in recent days over plans by the faction headed by party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to withdraw its support for the Muhyiddin administration as early as this week, according to senior Umno officials close to ongoing discussions.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.