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Umno retracts support for Muhyiddin, wants him to step aside for interim PM
Published:  Jul 8, 2021 1:16 AM
Updated: 6:05 PM

The Umno supreme council has decided to withdraw the party's support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin with immediate effect.

The decision comes less than 12 hours after Muhyiddin announced that Umno vice-president Ismail Sabri Yaakob has been appointed as his deputy.

In revealing the party's decision, Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Muhyiddin should step aside for an interim prime minister to take over his duties.

"Umno urges Muhyiddin to resign with honour, to allow a new prime minister to be appointed for a limited term," he added in the 12.50am live broadcast...

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