Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin wins draft budget vote, overcoming leadership test


Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, under fire on multiple fronts and grappling with weak parliamentary support, on Thursday won a crucial victory as lawmakers greenlit a draft 2021 budget.The budget bill moved past the so-called policy stage following a voice vote in the 222-seat parliament, though it can still be defeated in upcoming debates in the committee stage of deliberations.Soon after the vote, a spokesman for the country’s king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, said the…

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