Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has had a surprising and welcome boost. A nationwide poll conducted in July and last month found that 69 per cent of Malaysians, including 93 per cent of Malays, think he is doing a good job.
This will reinforce the prevailing narrative that Tan Sri Muhyiddin would be well served by calling snap elections to bolster his legitimacy and secure a larger parliamentary majority. This scenario is supported by the Prime Minister's coalition partner Umno, which is all too eager to head to the polls.
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