The decision means the 92-year-old, a hugely divisive figure criticised for ruling with an iron fist during his long reign, could return as premier 15 years after stepping down.
Prime Minister Razak says he immediately canceled all meetings after Erdogan's call for OIC meeting
Continuous downpour in two states since Thursday claimed seven lives
Additional evacuations expected, as weather service issues red alert over more rainfall onto Penang island
Huge mounds of earth slipped off a hillside Saturday morning and buried the men as they worked on two apartment blocks of affordable housing on the island, which is popular with tourists.
Siti Aisyah on trial for assassination of half-brother of North Korea's Kim Jong-un in Malaysia
Malaysian Foreign Minister opposes statement by ASEAN: Does not represent reality, did not mention Rohingya Muslims
A five-member panel will look into the alleged multi-billion-dollar losses incurred by Bank Negara Malaysia through foreign exchange trading in the early 1990s, during Mahathir's tenure as prime minister.
Prabagaran Srivijayan was arrested in 2012 after 22.24 grams (0.8 ounces) of heroin was found in the car he was driving when it was stopped at a checkpoint going to Singapore.
In recent weeks Malaysia has caught thousands of illegal migrants from various countries, including Indonesia
The MT Putri Sea, registered in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, went down on Thursday in a busy shipping lane off the southern state of Johor, near Singapore.
Customs officials at Kuala Lumpur International Airport discovered 16 boxes of the smuggled scales weighing almost 400 kilogrammes (880 pounds).
Federal court needs to approve decision
The nine Royal Malaysian Navy crew members, who had been missing since Saturday off the southern state of Johor near Singapore, had earlier been spotted by an airforce plane.
The small boat, from the warship KD Perdana, disappeared on Saturday in calm waters off Cape Sedili in the southern state of Johor.
Southeast Asia's third-biggest economy expanded 5.6 percent on-year in January-March period, compared with 4.1 percent in the same period last year and 4.5 percent in October-December.
The 330 ploughshare and radiated tortoises seized at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Sunday were worth $276,784, Abdul Wahid Sulong, deputy director of the customs department told AFP.
Ismet Ozcelik, ex-university vice chair, believed to have been involved in activities threatening Malaysia's security
Suspects were set to appear as defense witnesses in case at Malaysian court against ex-Turkish university vice chair
One suspect arrested at airport after visiting Turkey allegedly to join ISIL terrorists, say police
Airport customs director Hamzah Sundang said officials acting on a tip-off discovered the horns in a wooden crate at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport cargo terminal last Friday.