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Aiming for stability during the pandemic


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s coalition and the main opposition bloc yesterday signed a co-operation pact to ensure stability during the Covid-19 paandemic, an agreement that could also help the premier win a confidence vote.

Ismail Sabri took office last month with a slim parliament­ary majority, becoming the third prime minister in as many years, but the constituti­onal monarch has called for him to face a vote of confidence to prove he has majority support in parliament.

The bipartisan pact signed yesterday covered six areas, including strengthen­ing a Covid-19 plan, Ismail Sabri said.

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