Bangladesh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says ANFREL cancelled its observation mission itself while the approval process was underway.
New members Bahrain, Cameroon, the Philippines, Somalia, Bangladesh and Eritrea were elected with between 160 and 178 votes.
The former Dewan Rakyat speaker says these members go against the party's call for a united front.
The former prime minister says the improved performance shows that the criticisms by the then opposition of his government's initiatives were baseless.
The ministry of finance says the fact that negotiations began under former prime minister Najib Razak’s leadership shows there is no nepotism involved.
The PKR de facto leader warns against Pakatan Harapan becoming 'Umno 2.0'.
Beijing blocks articles criticising the plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely and publish pieces praising the party.