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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia's UMNO dumps Muhyiddin-led coalition ahead of polls

President of largest party blasts PM's Bersatu as 'dishonest'

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's largest political party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), has openly ruled out working with embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin in the forthcoming federal election, further weakening the governing National Alliance coalition.

Some 1,000 key UMNO members, who gathered at a Kuala Lumpur convention center this weekend for the party's annual general meeting, agreed to sever ties with Muhyiddin's Malaysian United Indigenous Party (Bersatu) as soon as parliament is dissolved for the polls.

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