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COMMENT | Why Umno's pullout cannot unseat Muhyiddin's govt

COMMENT | Even with just a minimum of seven Umno MPs – the six in the court cluster plus Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah – pulling out from Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's administration, the latter will officially be a minority government but it will not be unseated.

By announcing its pullout from the government, the Umno supreme council has made the best countermove against Muhyiddin’s surprise appointment of Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Hishamuddin Hussein as deputy prime minister and senior minister respectively.

It is strategically the best move to prevent an effective takeover of Umno by its pro-Bersatu warlords.

However, whether the anti-Bersatu leadership can prevail ultimately depends much on whether it can...

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