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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia king to host special rulers huddle with high stakes for PM

COVID emergency up for debate; Muhyiddin says parliament could restart in September

King Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin is to hold a special conference with state rulers to discuss COVID-19 and the country's political situation.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's king is expected to host state rulers at a special conference on Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur, where they are likely to weigh the government's handling of COVID-19 and the state of emergency that expires in six weeks.

The outcome of the huddle could have significant bearing on the country's long political standoff.

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