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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia parliament lockout amplifies calls for Muhyiddin to quit

Mahathir and Anwar lead march to legislature, closed again in name of COVID

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian opposition lawmakers marched on the streets toward a shuttered parliament on Monday, only to be stopped by police, as pressure intensifies on Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

The first parliament session in seven months was abruptly suspended after cases of COVID-19 were detected among attendees last Thursday. Muhyiddin's critics suspect the move had more to do with a statement from the palace that day rebuking the prime minister for quietly canceling an emergency coronavirus proclamation without King Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin's consent back on July 21.

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