Why is Muhyiddin reluctant to work with Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan?

Misgivings over working with the rival coalition mean a missed opportunity for a unity government.

Both PH leader Anwar Ibrahim (left) and PN chief Muhyiddin Yassin have staked their claim to form Malaysia's next government. PHOTOS: AFP, BERNAMA
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Malaysia’s 2022 General Election has reshaped the country’s political landscape. The two largest winners from Saturday’s polls were the Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance and Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition.

The difference between them was slim, at fewer than 10 seats. PH won 82 seats while PN won 73. Since then, both sides have raced to stitch together a coalition with at least 112 seats to form the new government.

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