In case you think 2020 isn’t an interesting or turbulent enough year for Malaysian politics, here comes another surprise.
In an unprecedented move, Anwar Ibrahim announced that he has the majority to form a new government.
According to The Star
, the opposition leader was scheduled to meet the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on Wednesday (23 September), but their meeting was postponed as the King was unwell.
The Port Dickson MP says he has a “strong, formidable majority” to topple Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s current government.
“With a clear and indisputable support and majority behind me, the government led by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has fallen,” Anwar said.
“I will meet with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong when he regains his health and will provide more information to the public about what happens next.”
Netizens come with jokes
Upon hearing the news, Malaysian had all sorts of reactions and netizens wasted no time in expressing their thoughts.
Naturally, some made fun of the situation, some were angry that some people were on a power trip during the pandemic, and some were sad because at the end of the day, the people are still struggling.
So, are Anwar’s claims substantial and will he have his own government soon? Only time will tell.