Mahathir bin Mohamad

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Malaysian PM Mahathir submits resignation

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, at 94 the world’s oldest leader, submitted his resignation to the king on Monday, his office said, after a bid by his political partners to bring down the government.

Dr. Mahathir “has sent a resignation letter as prime minister of Malaysia”, said a statement from his office.

Malaysian politics was in turmoil on Monday after leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim denounced a “betrayal” by coalition partners he said were trying to bring down the government, two years after it stormed to victory.

Source: The Hindu