Malaysian parliament to choose new PM

Updated Feb 28 2020

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The country slid into political turmoil this week when Mahathir tendered his resignation.  — AFP/File
The country slid into political turmoil this week when Mahathir tendered his resignation. — AFP/File

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s parliament will vote on a new candidate for prime minister on Monday and if nobody can win majority support there will be a snap election, interim prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday.

The country slid into political turmoil this week with the unexpected resignation of Mahathir, who at 94 is the world’s oldest government leader. It set off a new tussle for power between him and old rival Anwar Ibrahim, 72.

Published in Dawn, February 28th, 2020