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Publish Date: 17:54 - 12 October 2020
Monday, 12 October 2020 _Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been summoned by police in regard to complaints by a number of lawmakers about his claim to have their support for the country's premiership.

Malaysia's Anwar summoned by police over complaints ahead of meeting with monarchThis is as Anwar is preparing for an audience with Malaysia’s monarch on October 13 to present evidence of the legislators’ support for his bid to be prime minister.

Last week, Anwar confirmed the news of an audience with King Al-Sultan Abdullah. But in recent days, his claim that he has a “formidable” number of lawmakers putting their weight behind him to form a new government has reportedly been denied by some of the MPs.

In a statement on Monday, police said they had received unspecified complaints over a widely circulated list of 121 federal lawmakers who supposedly were backing Anwar's bid.

Police specified that one of the complaints was lodged by a member of parliament; however, they did not disclose the identities of other complainants.

"The police urge the public not to be concerned by the spread of the news, and advise all interested parties against spreading news that has yet to be verified," noted Criminal Investigations Department Director Huzir Mohamed.

Huzir noted that police had initially asked Anwar to give his statement on Monday morning, but due to scheduling conflicts, a new date was to be set.

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