May 10, 2018 / 6:58 AM / a year ago

Malaysia's king to grant Mahathir an audience at 0900 GMT

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s king will grant Mahathir Mohamad an audience at 5 p.m. (0900 GMT), Saifuddin Abdullah, a leader from Mahathir’s aliance said on Thursday.

Mahathir’s coalition won a simple majority in Wednesday’s polls, defeating the long-ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. Earlier, Mahathir said he expects to be sworn in as prime minister on Thursday.

Saifuddin told Reuters Mahathir will be accompanied by four other leaders from the alliance when he meets the king.

Reporting by A. Ananthalakshmi; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan

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