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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia PM to 'heed' call for parliament restart but timing vague

After king intervenes, opposition demands Muhyiddin act now or resign

KUALA LUMPUR -- Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Thursday pledged to listen to a call from Malaysia's king to reopen parliament immediately, without setting a specific time frame for doing so.

Muhyiddin's office released a brief statement the day after King Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin made it clear he wants the legislature to resume. At a special conference on Wednesday, the king and Malay state rulers also rejected the possibility of extending the country's coronavirus emergency beyond the Aug. 1 expiry date.

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