Dr Mahathir's swearing-in ceremony postponed

Mahathir Mohamad holds up a document with the signatures of alliance party leaders naming him as the prime minister during a news conference

PETALING JAYA: The Prime Minister's swearing in ceremony meant to be held on Thursday (May 10) has been postponed, according to various media reports.

Pakatan Harapan leader Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would not be sworn in as Prime Minister today, TV3 reported.

The Palace has been quoted by media reports that the swearing-in ceremony would not take place today.


Police authorities are allegedly blocking the main entrance to the Istana Negara, reported Sumisha Naidu of Singapore's Channel News Asia.

In Alor Setar, the swearing in ceremony for the Kedah Mentri Besar, initially scheduled for Thursday (May 10) evening, has been postponed.

According to a statement by the Kedah Sultan's confidential secretary Datuk Elmi Yusoff, the event was postponed but no other date was given.

Pakatan Harapan won 18 seats, PAS followed with 15 seats, while Barisan Nasional won three seats.

Without a simple majority win, the state may face a hung state assembly.