Police monitoring situation following latest political developments

Police monitoring situation following latest political developments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Police will continue to monitor the situation and are fully prepared to ensure public order and safety in the wake of the latest political developments in the country, said Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim.

“The public are advised to respect the laws and the democratic process in the country.

“The police also expect continued cooperation from supporters of political parties and the public to avoid speculation, provocations and dissemination of fake news or false information, especially on racial or religious sensitivities that may affect public order and harmony,” he said in a statement today.

He stressed that police would not hesitate to take decisive action under existing laws against any party found to be trying to disrupt public order.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today resigned as prime minister and chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).

The Prime Minister’s office announced in a statement that Dr Mahathir submitted his resignation letter to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong today.

According to a statement from the Chief Secretary to the Government, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong subsequently agreed to appoint Dr Mahathir as interim Prime Minister, pending the appointment of a new Prime Minister.


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