KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's resignation has officially been accepted by the country's King, the chief secretary to the government Mohd Zuki Ali said Monday.
Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad looks on as he leaves the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur on February 24, 2020. (Photo: AFP)
The King also appointed Mahathir to serve as the interim prime minister until a new one could be appointed to the position according to constitutional provisions, he said in a statement.
The Prime Minister's Office said earlier in the day that the 94-year-old has tendered his resignation.