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Malaysia in transition

Muhyiddin and Mahathir rekindle feud as Malaysia looks beyond virus

First no-confidence vote in parliament's history looms over PM

Allies-turned-rivals Muhyiddin Yassin, left, and Mahathir Mohamad in 2018: The former toppled the latter to become prime minister earlier this year.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin faces mounting pressure to prove he has the support of parliament's lower house, after 10 weeks of political calm as the country hunkered down against the coronavirus.

Hanging over Muhyiddin is a no-confidence motion submitted by the man he toppled in an internal coup before taking power on March 1 -- Mahathir Mohamad, his former mentor and the head of his own party.

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