Mahathir insists has enough support to become PM


KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 29, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad insisted Saturday he had enough support to become prime minister again hours after a rival was picked for the job amid a political crisis sparked by the government’s collapse.

“I have 114 MPs who are supporting me,” the 94-year-old said in a statement, adding he had written a letter to the king — who appoints the country’s premier — explaining this.

A candidate is required to have the support of 112 MPs to become prime minister.