Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (Source: themalaysianinsight.com)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The Malaysian opposition coalition, Pakatan Harapan, has chosen former Prime Minister (PM) Mahathir Mohamad to run for the position again in the upcoming general election.

It was also agreed that Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, wife of former Deputy PM Ibrihim Anwar, would run for deputy PM.

The decision was made during the coalition’s recent two-day retreat in Putraya.

Mahathir Mohamad, 92, served as Malaysia's prime minister for 22 years from 1981 until 2003. He currently chairs the opposition alliance.-VNA