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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia's Mahathir forms new party to take on Muhyiddin

At 95, former PM declares 'third force' ahead of rumored snap election

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, center, announces that he is forming a new party with his son, Mukhriz Mahathir, left, on Aug. 7. (Photo by P Prem Kumar)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday launched a new political party, as he gears up for a possible snap election that would give him a shot to topple the man who replaced him.

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