Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has announced his resignation, paving the way for a possible formation of a new government.

Mahathir said in a two-line statement that he had informed the country's king of his resignation at 1pm Kuala Lumpur time (05:00 GMT) on Monday.

In a new development, Mahathir has also reportedly resigned from his party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, according to Reuters news agency, citing three sources.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi has more from Kuala Lumpur.

Advertisement
Code: Travel6. It is required to enter a promotional code. The promotion applies to a certain group of goods. The promotion is available to all shop customers. The promotion is available without any restrictions on the amount of the order.

More videos

Associated Press 11 May 2020 11:44 CEST

AP Top Stories May 11 A