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Malaysia Appoints New Prime Minister

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Anwar Ibrahim has been named Malaysia’s new prime minister, marking an incredible comeback after he was suddenly sacked and jailed in the 1990s.

Anwar’s coalition won the most seats in the weekend’s election, but no one party or coalition emerged with the 112 seat parliamentary majority necessary to form a government.

PH and the rival conservative Malay-Muslim Perikatan Nasional coalition under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, which had the second-highest number of seats, both began negotiations to form a government.

King Sultan, Abdullah Shah met Anwar and Muhyiddin as well as newly elected members of parliament to canvas their views on who should lead the new government.

Written by: Helen Obih

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