Sultan Ibrahim Ismail of Johor. Photo: Facebook

Malaysia not a country with ‘absolute monarchy’, says Mahathir Mohamad as feud with monarchs rages on

  • The spat over the appointment of Johor’s chief minister shows no signs of abating, with Sultan Ibrahim Ismail – in a veiled attack on Mahathir – demanding that ‘certain parties’ quit interfering in his state’s affairs
  • The premier responded by saying Malaysia would ‘no longer be democratic’ if the royal family had absolute powers in selecting chief ministers
Topic |   Mahathir Mohamad

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Sultan Ibrahim Ismail of Johor. Photo: Facebook
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Osman Sapian. Photo: Twitter

Johor chief minister Osman Sapian quits as Malaysia’s monarchs and Mahathir crank up war of words

  • Mahathir’s confirmation of Osman’s resignation ends speculation that Johor’s sultan wanted the minister removed
  • A replacement has not been named, though the prime minister said one will be found from within his own United Indigenous Party of Malaysia
Topic |   Malaysia

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Osman Sapian. Photo: Twitter
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