Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Photo: AFP
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Photo: AFP
Malaysia

Malaysia’s political crisis: 4 heavyweights vie to become PM as king asks MPs to declare their choice

  • Opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim, elder statesman Tengku Razeleigh Hamzah, outgoing DPM Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Sabah’s ex-chief minister Shafie Apdal are in the running
  • The winner has to attain the ‘magic number’ of 111 backers in a secret ballot in which MPs will fax, email or WhatsApp the king their preferred candidate

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Photo: AFP
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Photo: AFP
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