Malaysia’s Mahathir ousted from party amid power struggle

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has been ousted from his Malay party in the latest twist to a power struggle with his successor. The 94-year-old Mahathir, along with his son and three other senior members, were expelled from the Bersatu party on Thursday. The party has has been split into two camps since intense political wrangling led Mahathir to resign the premiership in February and the king to appoint fellow party member Muhyiddin Yassin as his replacement despite Mahathir’s objections. The expelled members said the action was due to Muhyiddin’s “own fears in facing party elections as well as his unsafe position” as premier.