KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim held a long-awaited meeting with the king on Tuesday, attempting to show his support for taking power and fulfilling decades-old ambitions to become prime minister.
The Southeast Asian nation has been in an uproar since a reformist parliament led by Mahathir Mohamad – including Anwar – broke down in February between intense fighting.
Mohiuddin Yassin became prime minister outwardly a vote, but his coalition’s assistance has been unstable, and experts have involved a lack of legitimacy.
In a condolence statement last period, Anwar announced that he had received enough support from administrators to oust Mohiuddin, but the prime minister had appointed Raja due to ill health.
Longtime opposition leader Anwar, who spent several years in prison after being convicted of embezzlement, sought to become prime minister for more than two decades and was not seen as Malaysia’s leader until his party’s fall.
The 73-years-old spent about an ampere-hour inside the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur to attend King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and drove out without addressing reporters outside.
He has declared to endure journalists convention later on Tuesday.
To become prime minister, a candidate must demonstrate to the monarchy that he has the support of Malaysia’s majority of 221 members of parliament. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Mohiuddin also established his position last month when his partners gained the primary election in Sabah’s eastern situation.
Some analysts also accept that Malaysia is fighting a coronavirus awakening as changes in government or general votes are unlikely soon.
James Chin, a Malaysian specialist at the University of Tasmania, spoke that Tuesday’s conference was the first track in probably long mettle toward Anwar.