Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, second from right, receives his oath from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during his coronation at National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Malaysia Information Ministry via AP

Game of Thrones, Malaysia style: monarchy takes on Mahathir as long-running feud resurfaces

  • Political clashes over who has the power to appoint ministers, but observers say crux of matter is a tussle over exact constitutional role of monarchy
  • This is the second of a four-part series on Malaysian politics a year on from the Pakatan Harapan coalition’s historic election victory on May 9, 2018
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Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, second from right, receives his oath from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during his coronation at National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Malaysia Information Ministry via AP
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