Mahathir Mohamad is sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia after leading the opposition Pakatan Harapan coalition to victory in the May 9 general election. Outgoing Prime Minister Najib Razak pledges to assist with the transition of power.
UPDATED 11.55PM | GE14 | 'I just congratulated Mahathir on his appointment as the 7th prime minister.'
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- The Pakatan Harapan alliance chooses 92-year-old former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad as their candidate Prime Minister in the upcoming Malaysian general election. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will be released from jail on June 8. Mahathir and Anwar join forces in the election.
- The opposition Pakatan Harapan has obtained a majority in the Parliament, defeating the incumbent Barisan Nasional government led by Najib Razak. This marks the first ever change of government in Malaysia's 61-year history.
- Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad quits the ruling United Malays National Organisation due to concerns over "corruption" under current PM Najib Razak.
- Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, is arrested in connection with the allegation that RM2.6 billion (US$681 million when first reported three years ago) went into his personal bank accounts. New charges are, once approved, due to be filed tomorrow.
- Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is charged with abuse of power and three counts of criminal breach of trust. He pleads not guilty to all charges and accuses the government of seeking "political vengeance."