The request to do so came from Malaysia’s King after no leader appeared able to cobble together a simple majority following Saturday’s general election.
The results of Saturday’s election showed that identity politics remained an effective tool to win the hearts and minds of voters, especially the majority Malay Muslims.
The political upheaval has dealt a major blow to the operations of Kishida’s government as all three resignations are coming during an extraordinary Diet session.
There are rumours that several Barisan elected representatives are inclined towards Pakatan and the rest, towards Perikatan, which raises the question of the significance of the…
The Umno deputy president also said that Barisan Nasional had to accept their loss in the election and should instead focus on acting as a "check and balance" for the new…
PH won the highest number of parliamentary seats, but the 82 wins fell short of the simple majority of 112 needed to form a government.
Malaysian King extends the deadline for submission of names of prime minister candidates to 2pm on Tuesday.
While President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reaped international plaudits for the success, the historic achievement has underlined the pivotal role of two female Cabinet ministers.
Earlier, Muhyiddin had issued a statement stating that he now has support to form a government and be the next prime minister following GE15 results.
“I am happy that we have virtually settled this, and there is an elaborate support and confidence that I will be given a chance to lead this country,” he said.