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Malaysian opposition leader claims he has 'strong' majority to form govt

Muhyiddin has a razor-thin majority in parliament and has already hinted at polls to win a stronger mandate.

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It remains uncertain if Anwar Ibrahim will be able to form a government as he is yet to receive the nod from Malaysia’s king

Joseph Sipalan | Bloomberg Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Wednesday he has secured a 'strong, formidable' majority from lawmakers to form a new government and oust Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin from power.
 
However, it remains uncertain if he would be able to form a government as he is yet to receive the nod from Malaysia's king, who could instead choose to call for elections on Muhyiddin's advice to end months of political volatility.
 
Muhyiddin has a razor-thin majority in parliament and has already hinted at polls to win a stronger mandate.
 
And there is a risk that political upheavals

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First Published: Sep 24 2020 | 2:00 AM IST

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