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Malaysia Election 2022: King Becomes Political Arbiter in Choosing New PM


Malaysia’s monarch has been thrust into the middle of a political crisis that will see him determine a new prime minister for the third time in three years, expanding his role as a political arbiter.

The Southeast Asia nation is still waiting for a new premier after Saturday’s elections left coalitions led by reformist Anwar Ibrahim and former leader Muhyiddin Yassin without a majority. Neither of them have been able to convince King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah they have support from other parties to form government.



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