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Malaysia's palace to issue statement on Monday: official

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's palace will issue a statement on Monday amid a bid by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to form a new government in the South-east Asian country.

Palace comptroller Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin told Reuters a statement would be issued, but did not say what it would be about.

Last week, Mr Anwar said he has secured a "strong, formidable" majority from lawmakers to oust Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

But he has to convince King Sultan Abdullah that he has the numbers to form a government.

The king is recovering at a hospital and the comptroller had said on Friday that the king would not be taking meetings for a week.


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