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Malaysia in transition

Muhyiddin eyes unprecedented snap election to vanquish Mahathir

Sources see Malaysian polls by March 2021, while coronavirus stimulus is fresh

KUALA LUMPUR -- Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is considering a snap election, possibly by March 2021, as he looks to shore up his shaky position in parliament.

Sources close to Muhyiddin told the Nikkei Asian Review that the prime minister has expressed an intention to "straighten the messy political scene by seeking a fresh five-year mandate from the people."

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