Mahathir's four-party coalition won a historic election victory over former leader Najib Razak on May 9.
He was sentenced to jail for five years after being found guilty of sodomy in 2015 by the Federal Court and was due for release on June 8 this year for good behaviour before being granted a full royal pardon from the King which helps him avoid a five-year ban on political activity. He says the funds were political donations from a Saudi royal family member.
Dressed in a suit, Anwar waved to reporters as he was whisked from a hospital, where he was recovering from shoulder surgery, to an audience with Malaysia's king.
"I expect him to play the same role as the leaders of the other three parties".
Anwar's wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is the new deputy premier, has said there was no rush for Anwar to take over.
That conviction is viewed by many in Malaysia as politically motivated, orchestrated by the previous government in a bid to decapitate Anwar's rising opposition movement. Two photos provided with the report and reviewed by Reuters showed a van with the department's logo and a shopping trolley filled with orange boxes. "Positions are secondary, please give us some space and time to serve the Malaysian people", she added.
In the 1990s, Mahathir was prime minister, Anwar who worked under him was his deputy and clear heir-apparent.
But in 1998, they disagreed on how to tackle the Asian financial crisis and fell out.
The 92-year-old former-PM was also the man responsible for putting Anwar in jail the first time around back in 1999 during Dr Mahathir's first stint in the prime minister's role between 1981 to 2003.
On the eve of last week's election, Anwar penned a note to supporters urging them to back Mahathir, who had brought him into government in the 1980s.
Low, a friend of Najib's stepson Riza Aziz, had no official role at 1MDB but USA investigators say he had considerable influence over its dealings and was often in contact with Najib.
"If there is no case, we do not go for detention without trial".
1MDB is now under global probes in at least six countries, including Switzerland and Singapore, over charges of money laundering and bribery.
"After the latest developments in Malaysia, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) is very much interested in renewing dialogue with the competent authorities in Malaysia".
Billions of dollars are believed to have been siphoned off from the fund, with most reportedly disappearing overseas, while $681 million also mysteriously appeared in Najib's personal bank accounts in 2013.
Iraqi PM orders recount in Kirkuk
May 16, 2018 - 14:04
The preliminary results were based on a count of more than 91 percent of the votes cast in 16 of Iraq's 18 provinces. The announcement came just over 24 hours after polls closed across the country amid record low voter turnout.
Apple Has Bigger Autonomous Car Fleet Than Uber, Tesla, Google
May 16, 2018 - 14:00
In April 2017, Apple received its first official permit from the California DMV to operate self-driving test cars on its roads. Each participant in this self-driving auto race must have a safety driver in the vehicle during testing.
Honor 10 Priced Rs. 29999 Released in India
May 16, 2018 - 13:57
The Honor 10 smartphone is priced at CNY 2,600 ($415/€335) for the 64GB variant and CNY 3,000 ($480/€390) for its 128GB variant. As with any major smartphone launch, Honor and Flipkart are running some exciting offers on the Honor 10 for the early birds.
Vettel backs Ferrari strategy decision
May 16, 2018 - 13:53
Nico Hulkenberg and Pierre Gasly were caught up in the chaos and could do nothing to avoid the Frenchman's careening auto . His team-mate Sergey Sirotkin was in 18th but has a three-place grid penalty from the last race.
It became known as "fakes" found in Facebook
May 16, 2018 - 13:42
It claimed to detect nearly 100 percent of spam and to have removed 837 million posts assimilated to spam over the same period. Facebook acknowledged it has work to do when it comes to properly removing hate speech .
Lots of choices and races for Pennsylvania primary voters
May 15, 2018 - 22:40
President Donald Trump , the primary is also widely seen as a referendum on which candidates are appealing to GOP voters. Pat Donahue, chairman of the Crawford County Democratic Committee, is concerned about party turnout in the county.
Jamestown School Budget Vote, Board Election is Tuesday
May 15, 2018 - 22:39
A second proposition deals with allowing a senior from the high school to serve as a non-voting member of the school board . The proposed 2018-19 spending plan is $27,894,313, an increase of $489,197, or 1.79 percent over the current budget.
Australia probes claim Google harvests data, consumers pay
May 15, 2018 - 22:37
Australian Privacy Foundation's head David Vaile noted that many mobile plans offer customers a few gigabytes of mobile data. It said the Oracle experts had claimed that the snooping went on even if the mobile had no SIM or if aeroplane mode was on.
'Avengers: Infinity War' directors reveal who lived and who died off
May 15, 2018 - 22:35
The $200 million opening in China is that nation's second-largest debut ever, behind only The Fate of the Furious . Subsequent reports said that Infinity War outpaced Avengers: Age of Ultron's pre-release sales by 1000%.
Magic hope to find luck in 2018 NBA Draft Lottery
May 15, 2018 - 22:33
Joking aside, the Los Angeles Clippers have a pretty minimal chance of getting a top-three pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. This will be the first player the three select together, so you know they will be looking to hit it out of the park.
First Semi-Final of Eurovision 2018, Armenia performs 16th
May 14, 2018 - 06:06
Ladies and gentlemen! Our hearts beat from Lisbon, where the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is now taking place. In the Portuguese capital - Lisbon hosted the opening ceremony of the global song contest "Eurovision-2018".
Trump pledges to get ZTE back in business
May 14, 2018 - 06:05
ZTE, as one of the world's largest telecom equipment makers, relied on US companies such as Qualcomm and Intel for components. Oclaro, which earned 18 percent of its fiscal 2017 revenue from ZTE, fell 17 percent.
Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Free Pick 05/12/18
May 14, 2018 - 06:04
Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano broke a bone in his right hand after being hit by a pitch during Sunday's game. The under is 4-0-1 in Detroit's last five during game three of a series and 5-2 in their last seven Sunday games.
Two British hostages, driver, released in Congo
May 14, 2018 - 06:01
Soldiers at an Army base a few hundred yards from where the latest kidnapping took place were criticised for their slow response. Earlier, tributes were paid to 25-year-old Ms Baraka, the eighth ranger to be be murdered at the park this year.
'Avengers: Infinity War' Stays Strong With $61 Million Third Weekend
May 14, 2018 - 05:58
Then another user posted a meme of what it feels like to watch Avengers: Infinity War without watching any of the previous parts. Outside the top five, and landing in the top ten for the 13th consecutive week, is Disney and Marvel's Black Panther .