Ending Days of Political Gridlock, Malaysia’s King Appoints a Prime Minister

After days of political chaos, Malaysia has a new prime minister, its fifth in fewer than five years.

The country is now relying on a veteran politician to bring back political stability while leading a polarized electorate — split between one faction that sees itself as modern and multicultural, and another that is driven by a conservative Muslim base — into the post-pandemic world.

This is the task ahead for Anwar Ibrahim, 75, whom the king appointed prime minister on Thursday. It was…

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