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Malaysian PM Mahathir Sends Resignation Letter to King

KUALA LUMPUR—Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted a letter of resignation to Malaysias king, his office said on Monday, amid talk of forming a new governing coalition.

“The letter has been sent to His Royal Highness the King at 1 p.m.,” Mahathirs office said in a statement.

Mahathirs party, Bersatu, also quit the ruling coalition, its president, Malaysian home minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Facebook.

The fate of Malaysias ruling coalition had been in doubt after surprise weekend talks between it and opposition groups on forming a new government that would exclude Mahathirs anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim.

On Sunday, Anwar had accused Bersatu and “traitors” in his own party of plotting to form a new government with the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the former ruling party ousted in 2018 amid graft accusations.

Sources said Bersatu and a faction in Anwars party met officials from UMNO and Islamist party PAS in efforts to form a new coaRead More – Source

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