KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Anwar Ibrahim will be Malaysia’s 10th Prime Minister, the Istana Negara has announced.
A statement issued by the palace said that the 75-year-old will be sworn in at 5pm on Thursday (Nov 24).
“High Highness would also like to inform the prime minister and the new government to be formed to show humility and wisdom,” the statement added.
“The fact is that ordinary people should not be burdened with endless political turmoil when the country needs a stable government to boost the economic landscape and development of the country.”
The palace statement also reminded elected Members of Parliament to show priority, high commitment as well as to provide the best service to the people.
“The king would like to remind everyone that those who won did not win everything and those who lost did not lose everything,” said the statement.
This came after a special meeting among the rulers on the political impasse on Thursday morning, with the king indicating that he wanted to seek the views of the other Malay rulers.
Last Saturday, Malaysia went to the polls in one of the most fiercely contested elections in the country’s history, giving rise to its first hung parliament scenario.
PH was the top performer in Saturday’s electoral contest, clinching 82 seats, which includes the Muar seat won by Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA) president Syed Saddiq.
Former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional (PN) trailed with 73 seats, which meant neither coalition had the numbers for an outright majority of 112 seats in a 222-seat parliament.
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