Agong to grant Mahathir an audience at 5pm

Dr Mahathir said he expected to be sworn in as PM by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong will grant Dr Mahathir Mohamad an audience at 5pm, Saifuddin Abdullah, secretary-general of Pakatan Harapan, 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 expected 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.