In Malaysia, Anwar’s ‘Unity Government’ Is Anything But

In Malaysia, Anwar’s ‘Unity Government’ Is Anything But
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim speaks at a press conference while unveiling his Cabinet, Putrajaya, Malaysia, Dec. 2, 2022 (AP photo by Vivian Loo).

Five days after the country’s general election on Nov. 19 resulted in a hung parliament, Malaysia’s king appointed veteran opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, as prime minister. Anwar and his reformist bloc must now navigate a fragmented parliament and unify an untested coalition that includes its long-time adversary, the UMNO party.

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