Anwar Ibrahim Steps Up as 10th Malaysian Prime Minister

Anwar Ibrahim emerged victorious in the Malaysian election as the king appointed him as the tenth prime minister of the nation.

After a week long of ballout counting, buffing and seeking allies, Malaysia has ended its protracted election deadlock after the palace made an announcement on Thursday that the king appointed Anwar Ibrahim to the position.

Ibrahim’s Pakatan Harapan, the largest opposition party, won 82 seats, which fell short of 112 seats required for majority, prompting the king to ask leading coalitions to form and present their alliances by Tuesday.