Kuala Lumpur ● Wed, September 15 2021
Malaysia’s government will not dissolve parliament before the end of July 2022, according to a deal signed with the opposition aimed at maintaining political stability while the country recovers from its COVID-19 crisis.
Malaysia has seen upheaval since the 2018 election defeat of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) after more than 60 years at the country’s helm, amid widespread corruption allegations.
Two governments have since collapsed, with Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s recent appointment restoring the premiership role to UMNO.
Ismail Sabri’s coalition, which holds a slim majority in parliament, on Monday signed a cooperation pact with the main opposition bloc led by Anwar Ibrahim, Reuters reported.
Under the pact’s terms, details of which were publicly released on Tuesday, the government agreed to carry…
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