Malaysia won't hold elections until after the pandemic, PM says

Malaysia will not hold parliamentary elections during the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said in a Monday speech marking one year since he took office. “Once the pandemic is over, which I hope will be very soon, I will advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong [Malaysia’s king] to dissolve the parliament,” Muhyiddin said. “The main focus of this government at this moment is to steer this country clear of the double whammy of health and economic crises,” said the premier, a 73-year-old who last week was the first to receive a Covid-19 shot at the start of the vaccination campaign….

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