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It's Official: The Agong Has Sworn In Tun Mahathir As Malaysia's 7th Prime Minister

It has been a historic moment for Malaysia.

Cover image via TV 2/Astro Awani

At about 10.05pm today, 10 May 2018, Tun Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad was sworn in as Malaysia's 7th Prime Minister by Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara

The swearing-in ceremony, however, wasn't without a hiccup as it was first cancelled at 9.30am. 

Following which, Tun Mahathir had said that he hoped to be sworn in at 5pm instead today, 10 May. 

Tun Mahathir showed up with his entourage at the palace before 5pm as supporters stood at the entrance cheering and waving Pakatan Harapan and Malaysian flags

This video was captured by reporter Sumisha Naidu of Channel News Asia at the national palace today.

It has been a historic moment for Malaysia as supporters arrived and waited for Tun Mahathir outside of the National Palace this evening. Some even stayed on though he had already entered into the palace.

"We are so happy, such a proud day for Malaysia," said David Thaiga, 57, who joined others in the street to celebrate, reported The Guardian.

59-year-old Valerene Matthews also conveyed, "Malaysia's full potential has yet to be tapped and now there's a greater possibility that it will be realised with better governance! I am full of hope for a better future."

Pakatan Harapan won 113 out of 222 parliamentary seats during this year's elections

Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir's win marks the end of a 60-year rule by Barisan National and nine-year tenure of previous Prime Minister Najib Razak, who came to power in 2009.

He had also previously served as the 4th Prime Minister for 22 years from 1981 to 2003.

Overjoyed supporters stood on the streets outside the palace waving flags and singing "Negaraku".

Following this historical day for Malaysia, Dr M said he does not seek revenge:

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