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Malaysia’s king wins plaudits during political storm

Malaysia’s King, Al-Sultan Abdullah inspects a guard of honour during the 62nd Independence Day celebrations in Putrajaya, Malaysia, last August. (Reuters photo)

KUALA LUMPUR: Frustrated with a months-long political power struggle during the coronavirus pandemic, Malaysians have praised King Al-Sultan Abdullah for rejecting Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s request on Sunday to impose emergency rule.

“He saved our People, Country and Democracy,” Twitter user @Kushfein said in one of many positive responses to the king’s decision posted on social media.

Holding a largely figurehead role, Malaysian monarchs rarely make headlines for their role in the country’s political affairs, but Al-Sultan Abdullah has made several big calls since February, when an elected coalition government suddenly splintered.


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