Muhyiddin looking at snap polls to end doubts over mandate

Bersatu sources told The Straits Times that party president and Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, seen here giving an interview to Malaysian media in his office in April, made his intentions to call snap elections clear at the Bersatu suprem
Bersatu sources told The Straits Times that party president and Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, seen here giving an interview to Malaysian media in his office in April, made his intentions to call snap elections clear at the Bersatu supreme council meeting on June 4.PHOTO: BERNAMA

Malaysian 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 that 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 a party supreme council meeting on June 4, and has followed up by briefing divisional chiefs in several meetings over subsequent days.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2020, with the headline 'Muhyiddin looking at snap polls to end doubts over mandate'. Subscribe