Anwar (left) speaks to reporters. Photo: Bernama

PETALING JAYA: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim revealed that he had appealed to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to stay as Prime Minister in his meeting with the 94-year-old leader earlier today. 

“I was with him (earlier today) and I was informed (about his decision to resign) but I couldn’t announce it until it was released publicly. 

“I did appeal to him (to stay) on behalf of Keadilan (PKR) and Pakatan (Harapan),” he told reporters at PKR headquarters here after having an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara.

The Prime Minister’s Office in a statement today announced that Dr Mahathir has resigned as Prime Minister. 

“Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad submitted his letter of resignation as the Prime Minister of Malaysia today. The letter was sent to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at 1 pm,” the statement said.

When asked on the outcome of the meeting with the King, Anwar said it was just a meeting to express his views and a general discussion in the interest of the country, peace and stability. – Bernama

Anwar (left) speaks to reporters. Photo: Bernama