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Malaysia PM defies calls to quit, wants confidence vote next month

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By Liz Lee and Mei Mei Chu KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin defied on Wednesday mounting pressure to quit, saying he retained majority support among lawmakers and would prove it when the southeast Asian nation’s parliament reconvened next month. The biggest bloc in Muhyiddin’s ruling alliance, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), is split on its support for the prime minister, who has governed with a razor-thin majority in an unstable coalition since coming to power in March 2020. In a televised speech, Muhyiddin said King Al-Sultan Abdullah agreed t…

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