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Malaysian turmoil deepens with Mahathir fate in doubt

WorldNews Friday, 28 February 2020
Malaysian turmoil deepens with Mahathir fate in doubtKUALA LUMPUR: Uncertainty grew over the political fate of Malaysia's 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad on Friday after the royal palace rejected a plan for selecting a new prime minister announced by the man who has dominated the country for decades. Mahathir's party dropped him as its candidate for the premiership, and chose his next-in-line Muhyiddin Yassin, four days after the world's oldest head of government plunged Malaysia into turmoil by resigning unexpectedly. Widely perceived as an attempt to consolidate power, Mahathir's resignation on...
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Malaysia's 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad lost out in the battle to become prime minister on Saturday as the king named former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin after a week of political turmoil sparked by Mahathir's resignation. Lauren Anthony reports.

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