Zahid corners Muhyiddin with call for confidence motion, say analysts

Mohd Farhan Darwis

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has called for a motion of confidence in the prime minister as the supply bill looms. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 21, 2020.

UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s call for the government not to delay a motion of confidence for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is a calculated move to demand more respect for the party in Perikatan Nasional, said analysts.

They said this also put pressure on Muhyiddin to call for a snap election, which Umno had been hoping for.

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