Thursday, October 28, 2021

Tag: Mahathir

Malaysia swears in new prime minister as Mahathir forced out

Muhyiddin Yassin leaves his house in Kuala Lampur to be sworn in as Malaysia's new prime minister. (AP: Johnshen Lee)

Kuala Lumpur (Reuters) - Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin, a Malay nationalist politician backed by the corruption-tarnished former ruling party, was sworn in as prime minister on Sunday after the king picked him to replace 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad. The swearing-in capped a week of turmoil that began with Mahathir’s resignation in an apparent bid to consolidate power, but ended with him sidelined ...

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Malaysian PM Mahathir sends resignation letter to king

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a joint news conference with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan (not pictured) in Putrajaya, Malaysia, February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted a letter of resignation to Malaysia’s king, his office said on Monday, amid talk of forming a new governing coalition. The fate of Malaysia’s ruling coalition had been in doubt after surprise weekend talks between it and opposition groups on forming a new government that would exclude Mahathir’s ...

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