Mahathir Mohamad resigns

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Mahathir Mohamad resigns

 International Desk

 Published: 01:09 PM, 24 February 2020  

Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad has announced his resignation on Monday paving way for the formation of new government and submitted his resignation to the king of the country at 1:00 pm local time. 

The two sources directly related to the matter confirmed his resignation to the British media Reuters and said with his resignation, the formation for a new government has paved.   

Mahathir’s party plans to form a new government, according to a report released on Sunday night and also reported that the name of Anwar Ibrahim, the anointed heir, would be removed in his place.

Earlier it was reported that there was talk of a new government under the leadership of the opposition UMNO and Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) could be formed soon as the fears of a breakdown in the Pakatan Harapan were strong. 

Later, according to a report in the Straits Times, the top leaders of the ruling Pakatan Harapan alliance met on Sunday. 
which adds a new dimension to the rumor of the formation of a new government.  

Mahathir Mohammed was sworn in as the Malaysian Prime Minister on May 10 of that year after winning the 2018 elections as the chief of the Pakatan Harapan alliance. He retired from power after serving as the country’s prime minister for almost 22 years, being the leader of the Barisan Nasional Party.

Earlier at a press conference on Saturday night, Mahathir Mohammed hinted to step down from prime minister post and gave the chance to Anwar Ibrahim. 

“The entire matter is now relying on me,” he told the press conference. When everyone, the Deputy Prime Minister and Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, wife of Anwar Ibrahim were present there