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Malaysia in political crisis as Dr Mahathir quits

February 24, 2020

The coalition now has only 102 MPs – 10 short of the threshold to form a government 

* Dr Mahathir Will Form New Government After 5PM Today?
* Amanah and DAP turn to Dr M in bid for stability
* Anwar says pleaded with Dr Mahathir not to quit  
* Mahathir did not mastermind treacherous act, clarifies Anwar
* Aide: Dr M, several MPs to leave Bersatu for unknown destination
* Sabah’s Warisan next to support Dr M as PM
* Dr Mahathir resigns as Bersatu chairman
* Dr M to meet Agong this evening
* After Dr M’s resignation letter, ex-judge tells what’s next
* Caretaker government likely to be formed  

Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s resignation as prime minister has plunged Malaysia into an unprecedented political crisis, with ruling coalition Pakatan now 10 short of the number of MPs needed to form government. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 24, 2020.

DR Mahathir Mohamad’s resignation as prime minister has plunged the Pakatan Harapan (PH) into a crisis as 37 MPs, including the entire Bersatu slate, have quit the ruling coalition.

The coalition now has 102 MPs, 10 short of the threshold to form a government.

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