A hung parliament has been created in Malaysia. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s alliance is ahead. Former Prime Minister Mohiuddin Yasin is fighting with him.

Anwar’s Pakatan Haran (PH or Alliance of Hope) secured 82 seats in the 222-member parliament. And Mohiuddin Yasin’s Malay-based Perikatan National or National Alliance got 73 seats. The Election Commission has given this information. News Al Jazeera.

The ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, led by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yakub’s United Malays National Organization (UMNO) party, has faced a major setback. They got only 30 seats.

Since Malaysia’s independence from Britain until 2018, the country has been governed by the corrupt Barisan Nasional coalition. Even if they fall into a disaster this time, they can form a post-election alliance and still remain in power.

Both Anwar and Mohiuddin claim their alliance has enough support to form a government. However, they did not reveal who they will form an alliance with.

Political uncertainty will remain in Malaysia with no clear winner.

Analysts say Mohiuddin’s Perikatan National may support Ismail’s coalition to prevent Anwar.

But Anwar said he would convey his support to Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah. If he manages to become the Prime Minister, it will be a great achievement for this politician. He was once mooted as Mahathir’s successor. Then he was sentenced to prison for various slanders. He is back again.

The unexpected news in Malaysia’s election this year is the loss of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. This is the only time in his entire political career that he lost his seat. He came fourth among 5 candidates in that seat. Mohiuddin’s candidate won.

(20 November/FA)