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World Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad submits resignation to the king

09:05  24 february  2020
09:05  24 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Malaysian factions maneuver as king tries to end turmoil

  Malaysian factions maneuver as king tries to end turmoil Malaysia's king met parliamentarians for a second day on Wednesday to try to end political turmoil by finding someone able to form a government or by calling a new election after Mahathir Mohamad's shock resignation as prime minister. © Reuters/Lai Seng Sin FILE PHOTO: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives to visit jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is recuperating from surgery, at Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital in Kuala Lumpur Politicians from 94-year-old Mahathir's previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition said they believe they are on track to form a new administration after a plan Mahathi

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted his resignation to the king , according to the Mahathir 's resignation followed a weekend filled with speculation that the ruling coalition which he Mahathir was Malaysia ' s prime minister from 1981 to 2003. He became prime minister again after

Mahathir bin Mohamad (Jawi: محاضر بن محمد‎, IPA: [maˈhaðɪr bɪn moˈhamad]; born 10 July 1925) is a Malaysian politician who currently serves as the prime minister of Malaysia .

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted his resignation to the king, according to the prime minister's office. 

Mahathir Mohamad wearing a suit and tie: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at a press conference in Putrajaya, near Kuala Lumpur, on April 15, 2019. © Provided by CNBC Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at a press conference in Putrajaya, near Kuala Lumpur, on April 15, 2019.

Mahathir's resignation followed a weekend filled with speculation that the ruling coalition which he was leading, Pakatan Harapan, could lose power. Multiple local media, mostly citing unnamed sources, reported that the 94-year-old leader would shift allegiance by tying up with the opposition parties to form a new government.

Mahathir was Malaysia's prime minister from 1981 to 2003. He became prime minister again after winning the 2018 general elections against the coalition he once led, Barisan Nasional.

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