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King: I asked Dr M not to resign as PM but he stuck with his decision

Published on 18 May 2020 1:32:40 PM

In his Royal Address when opening the Third Session of the 14th Parliament on Monday (May 18), Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said he had asked former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to not resign but the latter went ahead with his decision.

Stressing that the country’s political crisis could not be allowed to prolong, the King said he held the responsibility to appoint a new prime minister as enshrined in the Federal Constitution.

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