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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia budget heads for parliament with Muhyiddin's job on line

COVID recovery plan hinges on lawmakers heeding king's call to cooperate

A worker sprays disinfectant outside a shop in Kuala Lumpur as Malaysia grapples with a new wave of coronavirus infections in late October.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's government is poised to submit its 2021 budget to parliament on Friday -- a step toward shoring up an economy ravaged by COVID-19, but one that will also put the premier in a vulnerable position.

Finance Minister Zafrul Aziz is to table the budget in the legislature by Friday evening, setting it up for a vote on Nov. 23. This comes as the country battles a third wave of coronavirus infections that has sent daily cases into the high triple digits, further straining the economy after a monthslong near-shutdown earlier this year.

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