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Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns

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The Malaysian prime minister, 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, has submitted his resignation to the king.

Mr Mahathir’s resignation comes amid rumours that he may form a new coalition without his promised successor, Anwar Ibrahim.

The world’s oldest prime minister came into power in 2018.

In a shock victory, he ousted then-prime minister Najib Razak, who has been linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal involving a government fund.

Mr Mahathir has dominated Malaysian politics for decades – he was previously prime minister from 1981 to 2003, and was part of the long-ruling party Barisan Nasional.

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