Malaysian PM seeks king's nod to declare state of emergency: Report

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Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin met the king on Friday to ask him to declare a state of emergency, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said - a move that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim denounced as an attempt to cling to power.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to speak to the media, did not give the reason for the request. The proposed emergency would include the suspension of parliament, which is due to reconvene in November, but spare the public additional restrictions.....

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