Hanoi (VNA) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted his resignation to King Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

The move followed a recent announcement of his party, Bersatu, saying it will withdraw from the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, amid negotiations to form a new ruling coalition.

Mahathir, 94, took office as the Malaysian PM in May 2018, for the second term. He once held the position from 1981 to 2003./.