Muhyiddin Yassin named as Malaysian prime minister

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Mahathir calls for urgent sitting of parliament, saying PM-designate Muhyiddin Yassin lacks majority support Malaysia’s 94-year-old former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad will ask for an urgent sitting of parliament to see if the man who surprisingly toppled him, Muhyiddin Yassin, has majority support. The former interior minister Muhyiddin was named prime minister by the king in a shock twist that returned a scandal-plagued party to power. Mahathir, who remains the interim PM, told a news conference on Sunday that he had support from a majority of lawmakers but the king would no longer see …

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