Pak Lah submits resignation to King

(The Malaysian Insider) – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi met the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin for nearly an hour this morning to discuss the power transition.

Abdullah submitted his letter of resignation as prime minister to the King during the meeting at Istana Negara.

“It is up to the King whether he accepts my resignation,” Pak Lah told reporters gathered outside the palace gates after his audience with the King.

It is understood that the King has now asked for a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Najib is expected to be sworn in tomorrow at 10am as Malaysia’s sixth prime minister.