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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia's Muhyiddin on thinner ice despite key parties' lifeline

UMNO renews support but analysts see failed emergency bid further undermining PM

A woman passes a mural depicting embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin in Kuala Lumpur on Oct. 27.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has won fresh backing from key parties in the country's governing coalition, shielding him from calls to resign after a failed bid to declare a national emergency and suspend parliament.

With rivals and some prominent figures in the coalition openly opposing his leadership, however, analysts say the premier's position is dicier than ever.

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