Malaysia's general election on Saturday produced the nation's first hung parliament, prompting the king to ask leading coalitions to present their alliances on Tuesday in order to form government and nominate their preferred prime minister.
But Tuesday's meeting yielded no results instead chaos ensued within kingmaker coalitions such as Barisan Nasional over which leading coalition they would support.
In Saturday's election, Anwar's Pakatan Harapan coalition — the largest in the country — won the highest number of parliamentary seats at 82 but still fell short of 112, the number required to form government.
Malaysia has been in political tumult since Anwar's Pakatan won the 2018 election, ending the 60-year rule of Malaysia's dominant coalition Barisan Nasional.
Barisan failed to be re-elected after former prime minister and ex-chairman of Barisan Nasional, Najib Razak fell from grace for his involvement in the multi-billion dollar 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
But just as Anwar was poised to take the leadership in 2020, some Pakatan members defected to form rival coalition, Perikatan Nasional.