February 29, 2020 / 1:54 PM / a month ago

Malaysian coalition backing Mahathir for PM has parliamentary majority: Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s former ruling coalition, which is backing Mahathir Mohamad to become prime minister, has the support of a majority of lawmakers in parliament, coalition partner Anwar Ibrahim said on Saturday.

Anwar’s comments came after Malaysia’s king named former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin from a rival political grouping as the next prime minister, saying Muhyiddin possibly had the support of a majority in parliament.

Writing by A. Ananthalakshmi; Editing by Alexander Smith

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