Malaysia GE: PKR chief Wan Azizah has audience with Palace

Parti Keadlian Rakyat president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail at a campaign rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 6, 2018.
Parti Keadlian Rakyat president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail at a campaign rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 6, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

KUALA LUMPUR - Despite Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's assertion that a new prime minister will be sworn in after securing a simple majority in Malaysia's shock election result on Thursday morning (May 10), the Palace has denied that any such ceremony will take place on Thursday.

But a source close to the Palace told The Straits Times that while winners in the 12 states contested on Wednesday are set to be sworn in as chief ministers by their respective rulers, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the sovereign of the Federation, will not follow suit as swiftly.

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