International Desk: Malaysian opposition leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Malaysia, reports Sun Daily.
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According to a report of Malaysia's Sun Daily on Thursday, Anwar will be sworn at 5pm local time. This oath will be read by the king of the country Al-Sultan Abdullah.
According to a statement, the decision was taken through discussions between the rulers of Malaya on Thursday morning. At this time, the king of the country called for unity among the members of parliament to protect the future of Malaysia.
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Anwar Ibrahim's Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition won 82 seats in Malaysia's general election on Saturday. On the other hand, Muhyuddin Yassin's party Perikatan Nasional (PN) got 73 seats.
No party in Malaysia has been able to show the necessary support to form a government in the 222-seat parliament. 112 seats have to be confirmed to form the government in the country.
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Anwar Ibrahim was the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1993 to 1998. He was supposed to succeed former Prime Minister Mahathir.
But in 1998, Mahathir dismissed Anwar from the post of Deputy Prime Minister after he was found guilty of corruption and homosexuality. The country's court also banned him from politics.
In 2008, Anwar was acquitted by appealing to the high court. He also regained the right to do politics. It was proved on appeal that the charges brought against him were politically motivated.
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After being released from prison, Anwar Ibrahim was the main opposition leader of Malaysia until now.
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