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Malaysia's Anwar fails to win king's support to oust PM

Palace says he did not give 'names and details' to verify 120-plus backers

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim leaves the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur after meeting with the king on Oct. 13.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday said he presented the country's king with documents proving he has majority support in the lower house of parliament, as he strives to topple the current government led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

A statement from the palace, however, suggested the evidence was not quite as airtight as Anwar made it out to be.

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