Gridhot.ID – Malaysia indeed seems cool lately.
In addition, the corona outbreak can be resolved enough Malaysia seems calm from the outside.
But in fact, the other side Malaysia could bring the country up in an instant.
The meeting scheduled for next week is driven by Anwar’s desire for power.
Understandably, Anwar Ibrahim is so “stubborn” to be able to grab the seat of the Prime Minister of Malaysia which is currently under the control of Muhyiddin Yassin.
Anwar said King Sultan Abdullah had agreed to give him an audience.
There he will present documentation “of a strong and convincing majority” of lawmakers, supporting his claim to the prime ministerial post.
“I would like to thank Your Majesty for allowing me to meet on Tuesday, 13 October 2020, God willing,” Anwar said in a statement Thursday (8/10).
Two weeks ago, Anwar stated that he had gathered a “great” majority among Malaysian MPs to overthrow Muhyiddin.
A political stance which of course triggers a new political drama in the Southeast Asian country.
According to Anwar, he asked for support from nearly two-thirds of the 222 MPs.
But he did not give the exact number or reveal who had pledged to support him.
The palace and prime minister’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment about a planned meeting between Anwar and the Malaysian king.
Muhyiddin, whose seven-month-old coalition maintains a slim majority, had previously dismissed Anwar’s claims as “mere claims”.
He asked Anwar to prove the majority of his support through the constitutional process.
Muhyiddin came to power in March after securing a majority with the support of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), which lost the 2018 election.
The king plays a ceremonial role in Malaysia, but he can appoint a prime minister who he thinks is likely to lead the majority in parliament.
The king can also dissolve parliament and push for elections on the prime minister’s suggestion.
This article was published on Digest with the title Striving to Seize the Prime Minister’s Seat, Anwar Ibrahim ‘Cut the Shortcut’ to Meet the King of Malaysia, Malaysian Politics is Sure to Burn.