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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia parliament speaker switch lifts Muhyiddin's survival odds

PM uses 'razor thin' majority to head off Mahathir's no-confidence motion

Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin observes parliamentary proceedings on July 13.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's lower house of parliament has a new speaker -- a sudden change that could help to strengthen Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's grip on power for the next three years.

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