Malaysian PM Mahathir submits resignation to king
published : 24 Feb 2020 at 13:44
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, at 94 the world's oldest leader, submitted his resignation to the king on Monday, his office said, after a bid by his political partners to bring down the government.
Mahathir "has sent a resignation letter as prime minister of Malaysia", said a statement from his office.
The fate of Malaysia's ruling coalition hung in doubt on Monday after surprise weekend talks between Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's party and other groups on forming a new government that would exclude his anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim.
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