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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia's Mahathir aims to form nonpartisan administration

Anwar-led coalition withdraws its support for interim prime minister

Malaysia's interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad gained enough support to be reappointed.    © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday said he will aim to form an apolitical government, even without the support of the majority of parliamentarians.

"I think rightly or not, politics and political parties need to be put aside for now. If it is possible, I will try to establish a government that is not in favor of any party," Mahathir said in a televised address.

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