Malaysia's king appoints seasoned politician Muhyiddin Yassin as new PM but Mahathir Mohamad says he has support of 114 lawmakers for a comeback as prime minister for a third time.
Although Mahathir Mohamad's sudden departure from the top post came as a surprise to many political pundits, the country's power corridors have been strife with political bickering over the past week.
Results show the opposition alliance led by the country's former leader Mahathir Mohamad has won 112 seats in the national election, ending the 60-year rule of the National Front.
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