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Malay King to meet party leaders to decide new PM
Malay King to meet party leaders to decide new PM

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (TIWN) After interviews with all MPs this week, the Malaysian King was yet to identify one parliamentarian with the majority support needed to be the next Prime Minister and will now meet leaders of all parties, the National Palace said on Friday.

All 222 MPs were interviewed on Tuesday and Wednesday following the shock resignation a day earlier of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, whom King King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah had asked to act as interim leader until a new government was formed, Efe news reported.

"Istana Negara (National Palace) will contact the leaders of political parties with representatives in the Dewan Rakyat (Parliament), to give them an opportunity to present nominations of Dewan Rakyat members as future Prime Minister," the comptroller of the Royal Family and Household, Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, said in a statement.

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