Mahathir is back, but now as ‘interim’ Prime Minister.

Mahathir is back, but now as 'interim' Prime Minister. 7

After a shocking announcement stating his resignation as the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir has now been reappointed to continue serving in the role again.

Although the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had accepted the resignation earlier today, Dr. Mahathir has now been reappointed to hold the position as an “interim” until a successor is found.

Dr. Mahathir will continue to manage the country’s administration until a new candidate for Prime Minister is appointed and the Cabined is formed, according to Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali.

Mahathir is back, but now as 'interim' Prime Minister. 8
Dr. Mahathir is now 94 years old.

This is the second time Dr Mahathir has quit his post, making him both Malaysia’s longest-serving and shortest-serving Prime Minister.

Dr Mahathir is now 94 years old, the oldest Prime Minister in the world today..

Alfred Lee
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