Malaysians wave goodbye to torrid 2020, but bad omens persist into the new year

KUALA LUMPUR – The government has passed laws and even won a crucial Budget 2021 vote despite a fractious 10 months in power.

But Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who is president of one of the four parties that made up the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition which forced Malaysia’s first ever change of government at the 2018 election, has been unable to shake off accusations that he is now leading a “backdoor government.”

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