Timeline: Dr Mahathir has audience with Malaysian King amid political tumult



Dr Mahathir enters National Palace gates for audience with the King

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng states support for Dr Mahathir as Prime Minister


Datuk Seri Anwar says that Dr Mahathir was not involved in political plot


Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu announces his party’s support to Dr Mahathir to remain as Prime Minister. Amanah was a member of the four-party Pakatan Harapan


Dr Mahathir steps down as chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia that he


Mr Anwar meets with the King at the National Palace


Dr Mahathir’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia party exits the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition, and 11 Parti Keadilan Rakyat MPs resign, resulting in the collapse of the PH government.


Dr Mahathir resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia


The four party leaders meet Tun Dr Mahathir at his residence in Country Heights


Mr Anwar, Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu leave the Prime Minister’s Office after failing to meet Tun Dr Mahathir.



Supporters attend prayers at PKR president Anwar Ibrahim’s residence. Shouts of his party’s battle cry “Reformasi!” are reportedly heard inside. Members of the said new coalition attend dinner at Sheraton Hotel, Petaling Jaya.


Five party presidents and one deputy president from the planned new coalition hold an audience with the King.


Umno holds emergency Supreme Council meeting at its headquarters in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.


Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Azmin Ali and his supporters hold a meeting at Sheraton Hotel, Petaling Jaya. These are said to include Cabinet ministers Zuraida Kamaruddin and Saifuddin Abdullah. Datuk Seri Azmin is said to be leading about 10 of PKR’s 50 MPs to join Tun Dr Mahathir’s new coalition.


Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) holds a six-hour meeting at the party headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Supreme Council member Redzuan Yusof said that the party discussed its threat to leave ruling coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH). “There were some discussions (about the suggestion for PPBM) to leave PH,” he was quoted as saying by the Malay-language Berita Harian daily.


Umno and Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) begin their two-day inaugural retreat in Janda Baik, outside Kuala Lumpur.

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