No end in sight for Malaysia's political turmoil as Covid-19 blocks PM Muhyiddin's plan for snap polls

The record number of coronavirus cases in Malaysia have ended plans by PM Muhyiddin Yassin to call polls, likely until end-2021.
The record number of coronavirus cases in Malaysia have ended plans by PM Muhyiddin Yassin to call polls, likely until end-2021.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin may have to wait a year to call polls that are needed to end Malaysia's roiling political uncertainty, which has dogged him since he took power in March.

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president was set to capitalise on the momentum of wresting Sabah from Parti Warisan Sabah in September, but the record number of coronavirus cases that in large part stemmed from the election campaign in the easternmost state has put paid to such plans, likely until end-2021.

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