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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia political woes deepen as economy wilts: 5 things to know

How Muhyiddin's government was pushed to the brink -- and how he might survive

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's rocky politics have descended into a full-blown crisis, with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin attempting to fend off not only the opposition but his own erstwhile allies.

The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) -- the strongest ally of the ruling National Alliance -- formally withdrew its support earlier this month and demanded Muhyiddin's immediate resignation.

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