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Passing of Budget 2021 ends current crisis, but Malaysia no closer to political stability

Malaysia is still stuck in uncertain times. PHOTO: REUTERS
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KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's Budget 2021 has finally been approved after surviving threats, warnings, scares and sometimes ridiculous rumours that have gripped Malaysia for the past six weeks.

But perhaps the intrigue over whether the government would be toppled by a loss of supply need not have gone on any further after it secured victory at the first vote on Nov 26, when Parliament adopted the budget at the second reading, also known as the policy stage.

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