Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin shows a document after submitting an application for a new political party on August 9, 2016. Opponents of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak applied on August 9 to register a new political party in an attempt to challenge the leader over a mas

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Muhyiddin Yassin will become Malaysia’s next prime minister, the country’s king said on Saturday, saying he may have the majority support among lawmakers in parliament.

Muhyiddin will be sworn in on March 1st, the palace said in a statement.

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