Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: Politician

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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