Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Malaysia still in limbo - with updates

Yes, Malaysia is still in limbo as Agong (the King) continues to search for a new PM.

MSN reported that..

Provided by Malay Mail Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah speaks to members of the media at Istana Negara February 25, 2020. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong will meet more federal lawmakers today to identify a suitable candidate to be prime minister, after unprecedented developments yesterday left Malaysia no closer to a new government.

Since yesterday afternoon, MPs have gone to the Istana Negara to inform Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah of whom they supported to be the head of the government.

At the time, virtually all factions including Pakatan Harapan, Bersatu, Umno, PAS, and Gabungan Parti Sarawak were united in their support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to continue as prime minister.

Today, the Agong will continue meeting the country’s remaining lawmakers after already polling those from PAS, Umno and GPS. On the schedule to see him are those from PH and Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s rogue faction that quit PKR to become independent.

Dr Mahathir resigned unexpectedly on Monday after a Sunday full of political intrigue stemming from a suspected plot to form a coalition government without the main PKR, DAP, and Amanah.

Stay tuned for updates..

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PH picks Anwar after Mahathir snubs meeting
In first public remarks as interim PM, Dr M apologises to country for political mess
Dr M: I can't accept Umno's inclusion in new government
Dr M says he wants a merit-based government, not party-based
3 ways Malaysia’s Agong is winning hearts amid the political saga

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