New appointed PM Anwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian king and queen, and Anwar’s wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail after the swearing in at the National Palace. Photo: EPA-EFE
New appointed PM Anwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian king and queen, and Anwar’s wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail after the swearing in at the National Palace. Photo: EPA-EFE

Malaysia election 2022: PM Anwar Ibrahim says role of China ‘pivotal’, ties to be enhanced

  • The king said he was satisfied that Anwar and his Pakatan Harapan coalition had secured enough support from fellow elected representatives
  • Anwar’s ally, the Democratic Action Party, had earlier sought to bury the hatchet with rivals in Sarawak as Pakatan Harapan’s bid to form the next government gathered steam

New appointed PM Anwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian king and queen, and Anwar’s wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail after the swearing in at the National Palace. Photo: EPA-EFE
New appointed PM Anwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian king and queen, and Anwar’s wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail after the swearing in at the National Palace. Photo: EPA-EFE
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