Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will survive a vote of no-confidence in parliament, former premier Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday.
“Even if we mooted the vote of no-confidence in Dewan Rakyat [parliament], it may not succeed. This is because he had taken those who used to take my side,” daily Star quoted Mahathir as saying in an interview, hinting his former aides jumped ships.
The new government will complete its term, he said.
Mahathir, who has ruled the Southeast Asian nation for more than two decades, resigned in a surprise move in late February triggering a political storm.
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