Malaysia's members of parliament from People's Justice Party wave to supporters after meeting with the King outside National Palace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 26, 2020. Malaysia's king met parliamentarians for a second day on Wednesday to try to end political turmoil by finding someone able to form a government or by calling a new election after Mahathir Mohamad's shock resignation as prime minister. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

A supporter of People's Justice Party wearing Malaysia's flag mask pose for a picture outside National Palace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. February 26, 2020. Politicians from 94-year-old Mahathir's previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition said they believe they are on track to form a new administration after a plan Mahathir had floated for a unity government was rejected by a rival group. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

A number of Malaysian MPs' vehicles entered the gate of the State Palace on Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday, February 25, 2020, to fulfill the call of the King of Malaysia or Yang di Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah. Mahathir, the most important figure in Malaysian politics for decades, resigned on Monday but was immediately named by the king as interim prime minister with full powers. The king was meeting all 222 elected members of parliament over two days. Those in the meetings said they were asked to name their favoured prime minister or whether they wanted fresh elections. ANTARA/Agus Setiawan

Malaysian MPs' vehicles entered the gate of the State Palace on Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday, February 25, 2020, to fulfill the call of the King of Malaysia or Yang di Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah. While some politicians have openly voiced support for Mahathir to stay in office, it was unclear whether enough of them would give him their backing at the meetings with the king to allow him to stay on. ANTARA/Agus Setiawan

Malaysia's members of parliament from People's Justice Party wave to supporters after meeting with the King outside National Palace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 26, 2020. But it was also far from certain there would be backing for another candidate such as Anwar Ibrahim, 72, an old rival of Mahathir who allied with him to win a shock election victory in 2018. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

President of the Malaysia Chinese Association (MCA), Datuk Seri Dr. Wee Ka Siong (2nd R) accompanied by UMNO Secretary General Tan Sri Annuar Musa (R) and UMNO MP Ahmad Mazlan (2nd L) delivered a press statement at the UMNO Office in the PWTC Building, Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday, February 25, 2020. In a press conference, they asked the King of Malaysia to dissolve parliament. ANTARA/Agus Setiawan