Malaysia’s hung election crisis drags out as party dithers


              Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, right, speaks during a press conference after meeting with the leaders of United Malays National Organization in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Anwar's reformist bloc secured 82 seats in the federal Parliament, far short of the 112 needed for a simple majority. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, center, stands with other leaders from his alliance after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Anwar's reformist bloc secured 82 seats in the federal Parliament, far short of the 112 needed for a simple majority. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, center at the table, speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Anwar's reformist bloc secured 82 seats in the federal Parliament, far short of the 112 needed for a simple majority. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves to reporters after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Anwar's reformist bloc secured 82 seats in the federal Parliament, far short of the 112 needed for a simple majority. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, center, arrives at a hotel to meet the leaders of  United Malays National Organization in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Anwar's reformist alliance topped the race with 82 seats, but fell far short of a majority. Both camps have said they can gain a majority. But the decision is up to the king. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, foreground, arrives at a hotel to meet the leaders of United Malays National Organization in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Anwar's reformist alliance topped the race with 82 seats, but fell far short of a majority. Both camps have said they can gain a majority. But the decision is up to the king. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              United Malays National Organization President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, center, arrives at a party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Malaysia's next government appears to be leaning to the religious right as a coalition of Malay nationalists won support of an influential bloc after tightly fought general elections failed to produce a clear winner. But opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim insists his reformist bloc has secured a simple majority. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Malaysia’s hung election crisis drags out as party dithers