Malaysians against snap polls to resolve political crisis; King to ask party leaders to nominate PM candidate

Protesters hold placards during a demonstration at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, on Feb 25, 2020.
Protesters hold placards during a demonstration at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, on Feb 25, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysians have spoken up against the idea of calling for snap general elections after interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that this was a possibility, as the King could not determine any MP with clear majority support.

Tun Dr Mahathir said on Thursday (Feb 27) that a special sitting of the Dewan Rakyat would be held next Monday to determine the candidate who commands majority support to be the next prime minister.

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