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Malaysian PM urged to quit after rare royal rebuke

AFP
July 30, 2021

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s embattled leader was accused of treason and urged to quit on Thursday after the king denounced his crisis-hit government for misleading parliament, a rare public rebuke from the revered monarch.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin leads a scandal-plagued coalition that seized power last year without an election, but his government is on the verge of collapse after allies withdrew support. Parliament convened this week after a months-long suspension under a coronavirus state of emergency.