Two rival blocs race to form Malaysia’s next government


              Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition flag is displayed in Petaling Jaya in Selangor state, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim'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)
            
              Perikatan Nasional (National Alliance) President Muhyiddin Yassin deliver his speech after the announcement of the results of the 15th General Election in Subang, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Malaysia tumbled into fresh political turmoil Sunday after a tightly contested general election delivered a hung Parliament with no clear winner and a surprising surge of support for an Islamist party. (AP Photo)
            
              Perikatan Nasional (National Alliance ) President Muhyiddin Yassin smiles after the announcement of the results of the 15th General Election in Subang, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Malaysia tumbled into fresh political turmoil Sunday after a tightly contested general election delivered a hung Parliament with no clear winner and a surprising surge of support for an Islamist party. (AP Photo)
            
              Motorcycles passing by campaign flags of Malaysia's ruling National Front coalition, or Barisan Nasional (blue) and Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition (red) displayed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The two biggest winners of Malaysia's general elections are competing to hammer out alliances to form a government after the polls failed to produce a clear winner. (AP Photo/Ahmad Yusni)
            
              Motorcycles passing by campaign flags of Malaysia's ruling National Front coalition, or Barisan Nasional (blue) and Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition (red) displayed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The two biggest winners of Malaysia's general elections are competing to hammer out alliances to form a government after the polls failed to produce a clear winner. (AP Photo/Ahmad Yusni)
            
              A man stand in front picture of UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Zahid, who is fighting dozens of graft charges, faces pressure to resign after UMNO's second drubbing at the polls. (AP Photo/Ahmad Yusni)
            
              A man casts his ballot during the election at a polling station in Seberang Perai, Penang state, Malaysia, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. The two biggest winners of Malaysia's general elections are competing to hammer out alliances to form a government after the polls failed to produce a clear winner. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition flag is displayed in Petaling Jaya in Selangor state, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim'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)
            
              Perikatan Nasional (National Alliance) President Muhyiddin Yassin deliver his speech after the announcement of the results of the 15th General Election in Subang, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Malaysia tumbled into fresh political turmoil Sunday after a tightly contested general election delivered a hung Parliament with no clear winner and a surprising surge of support for an Islamist party. (AP Photo)
            
              Perikatan Nasional (National Alliance ) President Muhyiddin Yassin smiles after the announcement of the results of the 15th General Election in Subang, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Malaysia tumbled into fresh political turmoil Sunday after a tightly contested general election delivered a hung Parliament with no clear winner and a surprising surge of support for an Islamist party. (AP Photo)
            
              Motorcycles passing by campaign flags of Malaysia's ruling National Front coalition, or Barisan Nasional (blue) and Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition (red) displayed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The two biggest winners of Malaysia's general elections are competing to hammer out alliances to form a government after the polls failed to produce a clear winner. (AP Photo/Ahmad Yusni)
            
              Motorcycles passing by campaign flags of Malaysia's ruling National Front coalition, or Barisan Nasional (blue) and Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition (red) displayed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The two biggest winners of Malaysia's general elections are competing to hammer out alliances to form a government after the polls failed to produce a clear winner. (AP Photo/Ahmad Yusni)
            
              A man stand in front picture of UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Zahid, who is fighting dozens of graft charges, faces pressure to resign after UMNO's second drubbing at the polls. (AP Photo/Ahmad Yusni)
            
              Perikatan Nasional (National Alliance) President Muhyiddin Yassin deliver his speech after the announcement of the results of the 15th General Election in Subang, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Malaysia tumbled into fresh political turmoil Sunday after a tightly contested general election delivered a hung Parliament with no clear winner and a surprising surge of support for an Islamist party. (AP Photo)
            
              Perikatan Nasional (National Alliance ) President Muhyiddin Yassin smiles after the announcement of the results of the 15th General Election in Subang, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Malaysia tumbled into fresh political turmoil Sunday after a tightly contested general election delivered a hung Parliament with no clear winner and a surprising surge of support for an Islamist party. (AP Photo)
            
              Former Malaysian Prime Minister and Gerakan Tanah Air (Homeland Party) chairman Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks to the media after voting for the general election in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Malaysians have begun casting ballots in a tightly contested national election that will determine whether the country’s longest-ruling coalition can make a comeback after its electoral defeat four years ago. (AP Photo/JohnShen Lee)
            
              Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim answers journalists' questions after casting his vote at a polling station in Seberang Perai, Penang state, Malaysia, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Malaysians began casting ballots Saturday in a tightly contested national election that will determine whether the country's longest-ruling coalition can make a comeback after its electoral defeat four years ago. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Malaysian caretaker Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob waits in a line with other voters to cast his ballot at a polling station during the general election in Bera, Pahang, Malaysia, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Malaysians began casting ballots Saturday in a tightly contested national election that will determine whether the country's longest-ruling coalition can make a comeback after its electoral defeat four years ago.(AP Photo/Ahmad Yusni)
            
              Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, center, speaks during a press conference in Subang, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Malaysia’s graft-tainted coalition that had ruled the country for decades is losing ground to rival Malay blocs but could still return to power depending on post-election alliances. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a press conference in Subang, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Malaysia’s graft-tainted coalition that had ruled the country for decades is losing ground to rival Malay blocs but could still return to power depending on post-election alliances. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Two rival blocs race to form Malaysia’s next government