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Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Mahathir returned to power in 2018 The Malaysian prime minister, 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, has submitted his resignation to the king.Mr Mahathir’s shock resignation comes amid rumours that he may form a new coalition without his designated successor, Anwar Ibrahim.The world’s oldest prime minister came into power in 2018.…

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Mr Mahathir returned to power in 2018

The Malaysian prime minister, 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, has submitted his resignation to the king.Mr Mahathir’s shock resignation comes amid rumours that he may form a new coalition without his designated successor, Anwar Ibrahim.The world’s oldest prime minister came into power in 2018. In a surprise victory, he ousted then-prime minister Najib Razak, who has been linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal involving a government fund.The Prime Minister’s Office said the letter of resignation was submitted at 13: 00 local time (05: 00 GMT). No other details were included in the statement. It is not clear who will be the next prime minister – or if new elections will be called.

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Mr Mahathir and Mr Anwar have a complicated political relationship

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