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Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad expelled from his own party

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s ruling party on Thursday terminated the membership of his predecessor Mahathir Mohamad, a move widely seen as an attmept to consolidate power as he faces a possible challenge to his nascent premiership. Mahathir, 94, had said he would seek to oust Muhyiddin from office for making a “backdoor arrangement” that […]

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Malaysia’s King appoints former Mahathir Mohamad’s interior minister as Prime Minister

Malaysia’s 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad lost out in the battle to become prime minister on Saturday as the king named former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin after a week of political turmoil sparked by Mahathir’s resignation. The decision could again reshape politics in the Southeast Asian country less than two years after an alliance of Mahathir, and […]

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Malaysia’s PM Mahathir Mohamad announces resignation

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced his resignation on Monday paving the way for a possible formation of a new government. Mahathir said in a two-line statement that he has informed the country’s king of his resignation at 1pm Kuala Lumpur time. Mahathir’s party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, has also quit the ruling government coalition, Pakatan […]