Muhyiddin Yassin waves to media after outside his house in Kuala Lumpur after he being appointed as the new Malaysian prime minister on Saturday. Photo: AP

Malaysian king chooses Muhyiddin Yassin over Mahathir to be prime minister

  • The king’s decision dramatically upended expectations that Mahathir Mohamad would keep his position as prime minister
  • Malaysia’s week-long political impasse began last Sunday when lawmakers met to ostensibly push a political coup, resulting in Mahathir’s resignation
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Muhyiddin Yassin waves to media after outside his house in Kuala Lumpur after he being appointed as the new Malaysian prime minister on Saturday. Photo: AP
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