A man holds a sign at a protest against a national government being formed without new elections at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP A man holds a sign at a protest against a national government being formed without new elections at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
A man holds a sign at a protest against a national government being formed without new elections at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP

Mahathir, Anwar, the king: who are the key players in Malaysia’s political shake-up?

  • Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah is interviewing every MP to ascertain which leader has majority support in the 222-member house
  • All signs point to Mahathir, 94, retaining power under a brand new coalition but questions remain over his one-time arch rival Anwar’s future

Topic |   Malaysia
A man holds a sign at a protest against a national government being formed without new elections at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP A man holds a sign at a protest against a national government being formed without new elections at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
A man holds a sign at a protest against a national government being formed without new elections at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
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