Malaysia’s Anwar says has backing to form government, PM stands firm

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysian opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim said yesterday he had “formidable” support from MPs to form a new government, but Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin insisted he remained the country’s legitimate leader. The Southeast Asian nation has been in turmoil since an alliance that swept to power in 2018, which was headed by Mahathir Mohamad and included Anwar, collapsed in February amid bitter infighting.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin