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Perak's sultan to meet with Bersatu, PAS leaders in bid to resolve political impasse

December 08, 2020 3:08 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Leaders of two parties in Malaysia's Perikatan Nasional (PN) alliance in Perak were scheduled on Tuesday (Dec 8) to meet the state's ruler in a bid to resolve a political impasse caused by the ouster of the state's menteri besar last week.

Muhyiddin says polls will be called once pandemic is over

November 29, 2020 5:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said yesterday he would call for a general election once the coronavirus pandemic is over. He noted the "difficult and challenging situation" faced by his Perikatan Nasional (PN) government which has a slim majority in Parliament, as it is often buffeted by issues raised by the opposition and PN's ally Umno.

Malaysia's PM Muhyiddin says to call for general election once pandemic is 'over'

November 28, 2020 6:09 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Saturday (Nov 28) that he will call for a general election once the coronavirus pandemic was over.

Xi touts China as pivot point for global free trade

November 20, 2020 5:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR • President Xi Jinping touted China as the pivot point for global free trade yesterday, vowing to keep its "super-sized" economy open for business and warning against protectionism as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Asian Insider Malaysian King's consent to delay by-election puts Muhyiddin on safe ground - for now

November 20, 2020 5:00 AM

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his slim-majority government are back on safe ground for now, after Malaysia's King on Wednesday consented to an emergency declaration that effectively postponed a by-election, amid the country's worst wave of coronavirus infections.

Umno leader mulls bringing in opposition parties into govt to stabilise Malaysian politics

November 16, 2020 3:37 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - A top leader of Malaysia's ruling coalition Umno has proposed a "grand coalition" including current opposition parties, to rule the country together as a means to bring stability to the country's politics.

Muhyiddin's bid for strong mandate falls prey to Covid-19

November 11, 2020 5:00 AM

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.

Highlights of Malaysia's expansionary 2021 budget

November 06, 2020 4:35 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia's government announced an expansionary budget on Friday (Nov 6) aimed at spurring domestic activity as the country grapples with the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, setting aside concerns of a growing fiscal deficit for the time being.

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