Malaysian Prime Minister resigns and is appointed interim leader

By Nor Arlene Tan, 25 February
Interim Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad (photo credit: Mahinda Rajapaksa/flickr)
Interim Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad (photo credit: Mahinda Rajapaksa/flickr)
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who resigned on Monday, will act as the country’s interim leader amid ongoing talks to form a new government coalition. The king made the appointment on Monday. “His Majesty has been pleased to appoint Mahathir Mohamad as the interim prime minister, pending the appointment of a new prime minister in accordance with Article 43 (2) (a) of the Federal Constitution,” Mohammed Zuki bin Ali, chief secretary to the Malaysian government, said in a statement.
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