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Mahathir Mohamad: Malaysian Prime Minister Submits Resignation to the King

The world's oldest prime minister came into power in 2018 has also quit his party.

Mahathir MohamadMahathir Mohamad Submits Resignation to the King - OyeYeah News

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted a letter of resignation to Malaysia’s king on Monday, according to a statement from his office.

“The letter has been sent to His Royal Highness the King at 1 pm,” Mahathir’s office said in a statement.

No other details were included in the statement.

In a new development, Mahathir has also reportedly resigned from his own party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, according to Reuters news agency, citing three sources.

As being reported, the resignation comes amid rumours that he may form a new coalition without his designated successor, Anwar Ibrahim.

On Sunday, Anwar had accused Mahathir’s party and “traitors” in his own party of plotting to form a new government with the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the former ruling party ousted in 2018 amid graft accusations.

94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, the world’s oldest prime minister came into power in 2018.

His party, Bersatu, has also quit the ruling coalition, its president, Malaysian home minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Facebook.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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