Malaysia’s post-election impasse drags on with king to decide next prime minister

Malaysia's post-election impasse drags on with king to decide next prime minister

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Malaysia’s post-election impasse drags on with king to decide next prime minister” – below is their description.

Malaysia’s king has been thrust into a troubleshooting role after a general election on November 19, 2022 resulted in a hung parliament after the two leading contenders for the prime minister role were unable to form a majority coalition. King Sultan Abdullah will meet individual members of parliament from a separate bloc to help determine whether he will select Muhyiddin Yassin or Anwar Ibrahim to serve as prime minister.

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