February 28, 2020 / 8:37 AM / a month ago

Mahathir's colleague to be his party's PM candidate for Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A party colleague of Malaysia’s interim leader Mahathir Mohamad will be its prime ministerial candidate, and not the veteran leader who quit as prime minister this week, the party said on Friday.

Former Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will the candidate for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, it said in a statement.

Reporting by A. Ananthalakshmi; Editing by Alex Richardson

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