According to Prime Minister’s office, 94 years old Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammad submitted his resignation letter to the country’s King on Monday, leaving the government in limbo amid talk of making a new governing confederation.
After the discussion, between Mahathir’s party and opposition groups on making a new government that would exclude Anwar Ibrahim, Mahathir’s anointed successor, now the chance of Malaysia’s ruling coalition had been in uncertainty.
The fight between Mahathir and Anwar has made the country’s politics for decades and tension has kept on.
They both had joined to win the election of 2018 and oust the long-running United Malays National Organization (UMNO), in an alliance based on a promise that Mahathir would concede authority to Anwar.
Anwer outside the Mahathir’s office while telling about the meeting state that “I am satisfied with his position, that it is the principle that we need to uphold. The reform agenda must be continued.” Further, they claim the meeting as ‘very good’.
Sources have told that Mahathir’s party and a group from Anwar’s party met the officials of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and Islamist party PAS regarding make a new coalition and make it possible to back Mahathir to provide out him a complete five-year period as prime minister.