WORLD Mahathir's resignation accepted, appointed as interim PM in Malaysia

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Mahathir's resignation accepted, appointed as interim PM in Malaysia

Xinhua

19:48, February 24, 2020

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.

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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.

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