AFP: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been named prime minister, the palace said in a statement Thursday, ending a days-long political impasse after inconclusive polls. Report The Daily Star.
“After taking into consideration the views of Their Royal Highnesses the Malay Rulers, His Majesty has given consent to appoint Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia,” the statement said.At the weekend election, Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition won the most seats, 82, on an anti-graft message — but fell short of the required 112-seat majority. Former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional (National Alliance) bloc grabbed 73.
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