Malaysian PM, opposition in deal to boost stability

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s new government signed an agreement to cooperate with the opposition Monday in exchange for a promise of reforms, a bid to bring stability after intense political turbulence.

Less than a month after taking office following the collapse of his predecessor’s short-lived government, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has extended an olive branch to his rivals.

The new administration’s arrival has lowered the political temperature — at least in the short term — and fuelled hopes that officials will be able to focus on fighting a serious coronavirus outbreak. – AFP