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Malaysia in transition

Mahathir axed from party he founded with Malaysian PM Muhyiddin

Former leader's son, Mukhriz Mahathir, and three others also ousted from Bersatu

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has been ousted from the party he co-founded and led to victory in the 2018 election.    © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has been sacked as a member of the party he co-founded in 2016 and led to victory in the 2018 election that ended the 61-year rule of the National Front.

Mahathir, along with his son Mukhriz Mahathir and three others, were ousted on Thursday by the Malaysian United Indigenous Party, or Bersatu. The party is led by current Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who helped push Mahathir out of office earlier this year.

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