Malaysian Prime Minster Resigns

Malaysian Prime Minister Steps Down for Unknown Reasoning


A Picture Of The Ex Prime Minister.

Kireen Mcrill , Staff Writer

The Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohammad , resigned on Monday, February 25 2020. Mahathir did not explain his reasoning for stepping down from the Prime Minister position. The United Malaysian National Organization, UMNO, was at the center of the 1MDB scandal, the brazen looting of billions of dollars of Malaysia’s public fund. The word Brazen means impudent or shameless. The 1MDB is a 1 Malaysia Development Berhad is an insolvent Malaysian strategic development company, owned by the Minister of Finance.

When the Prime minister resigned, the country’s monarch asked him to stay on as interim leader. New York Times claims “Lim Guan Eng, Malaysia’s finance minister and the leader of a Chinese-majority party that pledged on Monday, february 25 2020 to continue backing Mr. Mahathir, released a statement saying that the prime minister had resigned, not because he wanted to outmaneuver Mr. Anwar, but because he was disgusted with members of his coalition who had plotted to join with UMNO.” The definition of UMNO is he the United Malays National Organization  (Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu) was established prior to Independence.

Foreign Policy claims, “In coalition with his longtime rival Anwar Ibrahim, Mahathir won the 2018 election in a surprise victory over the ruling party—to which both politicians once belonged. Their coalition included a pre-election agreement that Anwar, who is 72 years old, would eventually take over for Mahathir, 94. ”

Mahathir is resigning to give his power to his runner up, Anwar Ibrahim. Mr. Mahathir repeatedly refused to say when he would transfer power – stoking tensions within the opposition alliance. According to Aljazeera, Chief Secretary Mohd Zuki Ali said in a statement, “However, His Highness has given his assent to appoint Mahathir Mohamad as interim prime minister, while waiting for the appointment of the new prime minister. Until then, (Mahathir) will manage the country’s affairs until a new prime minister and cabinet are appointed.” Mr Mahathir has also resigned from Bersatu, the political party of which he was chairman.