Anwar's move shakes up Malaysia's political landscape in make-or-break gambit

Mr Anwar Ibrahim's latest move has sent shockwaves through Malaysia's already troubled political landscape. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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KUALA LUMPUR - Since dropping the mid-week bombshell that he had garnered enough support to form a new government, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has unleashed a clutch of forces that have laid bare the brittle state of politics in Malaysia.

His latest and most audacious make-or-break gambit for the premiership has exposed Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's very fragile hold on power and brought to the surface the bitter rivalries within the ruling Perikatan Nasional coalition, in particular the simmering struggles in the long-established United Malays National Organisation (Umno).

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