Anwar to Meet Malaysia’s King Next Week to Prove Majority

Anwar to Meet Malaysia’s King Next Week to Prove Majority

Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he will meet with the country’s king on Tuesday to present proof of support from lawmakers to form a government.

“At the meeting, I will present documentation of the strong and convincing majority of members of parliament” that are backing him, he said in a statement on Thursday.

Anwar said last month he has the numbers to oust Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, raising speculation that he might soon call an election. Muhyiddin has maintained that he is the legitimate leader and denounced Anwar’s attempt to destabilize the country’s politics.

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Malaysian politics has been wracked with instability this year after the collapse of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s administration in February. While Muhyiddin eventually cobbled together a coalition and took office in March, he’s only managed to command a majority of a handful of votes in Malaysia’s 222-member parliament.