Malaysia's Mahathir says he will return as prime minister if he has support

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    Published: 2020-02-26 15:18:33 BdST

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad attends a meeting of political and civil leaders looking to change the government in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Mar 27, 2016. REUTERS

Malaysia's interim prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday he would return as full-time premier if he had the support of the parliament and that he wanted to form a government that is not aligned with any political party.

He also apologised for the political turmoil in the country following his unexpected resignation on Monday.

"I propose a government that is not aligned with any party, but only prioritises the interests of the country," Mahathir said in a televised address.