A fleet of heavily-tinted cars believed to be carrying Gombak MP Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin and several other lawmakers were seen entering the compound of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s residence in Mines Wellness City just half an hour after he announced his resignation as prime minister.
Azmin and Zuraida were among 11 MPs announced to have exited PKR today to form an independent bloc even as the party announced their expulsion.
Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir has been summoned to meet the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at 5pm today.
This comes in the wake of what some see as a failed attempt by a number of MPs from PKR, Umno and PAS to form a new government yesterday.
This is the second time Dr Mahathir has quit the post. With this resignation, Dr Mahathir will have the distinction of being both Malaysia’s longest-serving and shortest-serving prime minister.