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Malaysian PM Anwar faces daunting task of uniting rivals with Cabinet picks

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim (centre) leaves Putra Mosque after prayers in Putrajaya, on Nov 25, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim will technically have full discretion to pick a Cabinet for the first time, but the extraordinary circumstances which led to Malaysia’s multi-coalition government mean the decision will be fraught with potential landmines.

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) chief was sworn in on Thursday despite his coalition failing to win a simple parliamentary majority following last Saturday’s fractious general election.

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