Crisis, Pain, and Political Instability in Malaysia

Differing interpretations of palace statement

By: Murray Hunter

In overruling Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s bid to delay the reconvening of parliament until September with a statement earlier this week that was at best ambiguous, Malaysia’s king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad, has left the country in the midst of a 16-month political crisis that shows no sign of abating.

Muhyiddin’s government Cov…

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