Kuala Lumpur, Feb 27 (GCCurrentAffairs) Malaysia’s interim prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday said that the Parliament will decide the name of new PM for the country, adding that the country may go for a fresh election if no one receives a parliamentary majority.
Mahathir met Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah earlier on Thursday, who interviewed members of the lower house of parliament following the resignation of Mahathir on Monday.
Following the unveiling of an economic stimulus package later on Thursday, Mahathir told a press conference that Sultan Abdullah, at whose discretion a prime minister would be appointed, said there had been no clear majority for any candidate to form a government during the interviews.
“The result is that he cannot find anybody with a distinct majority and because he didn’t get the distinct majority, he says that the right forum will be the parliament, Dewan Rakyat,” Xinhua quoted Mahathir as saying, adding that the session would be held on March 2.
Mahathir said that should this move to form a government fail to resolve the current political situation, then fresh national polls would be called as the next step.
Mahathir is currently the interim prime minister after having been appointed by the King following his resignation.