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Malaysia stares down health, political crises as Anwar Ibrahim strikes back – ABC News

Malaysia is seeing a spike in new coronavirus infections as opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim claims he has the numbers in Parliament to replace Prime Minister Mu…



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Malaysian politics again finds itself in crisis as the country faces a worrying resurgence of coronavirus infections.
Key points:

  • Most of Malaysia’s ministers are self-isolating after the Religious Affairs Minister tested positive for coronavirus
  • Anwar Ibrahim’s appointment as PM would require the approval of the King, who fell ill as the opposition leader said he had a parliamentary majority
  • Observers fear Malaysia is returning to political repression of the “bad old d…

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