Thursday, 17 Jun 2021

Perfect storm brews as PM Muhyiddin wrestles with Malaysia's Covid-19 pandemic woes

KUALA LUMPUR – From confusion over Covid-19 lockdown rules and vaccine appointments to complaints over meagre aid packages and double standards in enforcing restrictions, not to mention a spate of deaths in police custody, the Muhyiddin Yassin administration is reeling from a laundry list of grievances.

It has led to a prolonged backlash on social media. There were even anti-government protests despite the pandemic, culminating in an online petition calling for the Malaysian premier’s second-in-command, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, to resign, which gathered 150,000 signatures in just a day.

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