Malaysia Ruling Party Suspends Deputy Head as Najib Cements Hold

  • Najib removed Muhyiddin as deputy premier from Cabinet in July
  • Muhyiddin had asked Najib to step down pending investigations

Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, and Najib Razak, Malaysia's Prime Minister.

Photographer: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg

Malaysia’s ruling party suspended its second-in-command Muhyiddin Yassin for undermining the organization in his quest to oust Prime Minister Najib Razak, the latest indication of the premier strengthening his grip on power after months of political turmoil.

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