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Malaysia’s Anwar summoned over list of backers for PM bid: Police

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Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur. File photo/Reuters

Malaysian police on Thursday said they had summoned opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to assist investigations into a viral list of federal lawmakers allegedly backing his bid to claim the premiership.

Anwar on Tuesday met with King Al-Sultan Abdullah in a bid to prove he has a “convincing” parliamentary majority to form a new government.


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Anwar had been asked to give a statement on Friday over complaints filed with the police about a list of 121 lawmakers said to be backing his bid for the premiership, which had gone viral on social media, criminal investigation department director Huzir Mohamed said in a statement.

“To date, a total of 113 police reports have been received,” Huzir said of the complaints.

Reuters

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