Race to form Malaysia government heats up, with eyes on Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — After months of resisting pressure to hand over the premiership to his named successor, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad finally quit this week. But in a confounding twist, the 94-year-old leader emerged more powerful than before, while his ruling alliance, which won a historic vote about two years ago, met its Waterloo. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.