Muhyiddin's grip on power to be tested sooner rather than later after royal intervention

The recent move by Malaysia's royals has heaped more pressure on the country's PM Muhyiddin Yassin.PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - The ball is still in Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's court, but the odds for a winning shot has narrowed after Malaysia's royals indicated on Wednesday (Jun 16) that emergency rule will end in August, and the government's legitimacy needs to be tested in Parliament sooner rather than later.

The statements by both the King and his fellow rulers of the nine states in the federation, who take turns to be the monarch, came just a day after the premier vowed to convene the legislature by October, when it is expected that the worst Covid-19 wave to hit the country has eased and 40 per cent of the population had been vaccinated.

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