Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AFP Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AFP
Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AFP

Malaysian king installs Mahathir as interim Prime Minister, after his shock resignation deepens political tumult

  • Mahathir also resigned as chairman of the Bersatu party, capping a weekend of political manoeuvring by assorted politicians that his presumptive successor Anwar Ibrahim described as a betrayal
  • These developments do not mean a snap poll is imminent, observers say

Topic |   Malaysia
Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AFP Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AFP
Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AFP
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