MALAYSIA: PM Muhyiddin survives, barely

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The United Malays National Organization (UMNO) decided late Monday evening to continue supporting Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Over the weekend, the prime minister had asked the king to declare a state of emergency, which would have forestalled any attempt to bring down his government, either by the opposition or from within his own coalition. The move was seen widely as a signal of Muhyiddin’s tenuous position. But the monarch declined the request, leading to the hastily convened Monday evening meeting by UMNO to decide if the party should continue to back the PM. Muhyiddin’s
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