Malaysia's king urges support for prime minister after weekend snub

Citing the novel coronavirus pandemic, Malaysia’s King Abdullah on Wednesday urged members of parliament to approve the government’s upcoming 2021 budget.A palace statement said the king “urges all MPs to respect his decree advising them to immediately stop all political tussles.”The request throws a lifeline to embattled premier Muhyiddin Yassin, who faced calls to quit after the king on Sunday rejected his proposal to impose a state of emergency to curb a recent resurgence of new daily coronavirus case numbers.The Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported over 800 newly-diagnosed cases, takin…

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