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Malaysia Power Struggle Boils Over With Mahathir’s Resignation

  • King appoints Mahathir as interim leader pending new cabinet
  • Anwar confident his camp will retain power despite defections
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WATCH: Bridget Welsh, honorary research fellow at Unari, discusses the power struggle in Malaysia and the resignation of the country’s prime minister.(Source: Bloomberg)
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A long-simmering power struggle in Malaysia boiled over on Monday, with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad kicking off a leadership race with his main coalition partner that could finally determine his successor.