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Mahathir’s party won’t back him as Prime Minister; Malaysian king rejects plan for parliament vote to break political impasse

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Interim premier Mahathir Mohamad’s political party said it would not back him as a prime ministerial candidate on Friday, as the country’s king declared he did not have the confidence that any member of parliament had majority support to form a new government.The palace statement indicated that the political impasse in Malaysia was nowhere closer to being resolved, as Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah had decided not to call for a special parliamentary session on Monday to choose a prime…



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