Feb. 24, 2020 will go down in Malaysia's history as the day Mahathir Mohamad resigned as prime minister only to be appointed as interim PM -- and the day the king bought fast food for hungry reporters outside the palace.
Because the politicians weren't the only ones who had a hectic day though.
Members of the media were spotted camping outside Malaysia's Istana Negara to cover the day's tumultuous events.
One reporter tweeted his experience while on duty.
In his first tweet at around 3:36pm on Feb. 24, he said that he had been camping outside the Istana since 7am.
Dari 7 pagi gais. pic.twitter.com/jXwekTTngO— Zayim (@ZAIMZAMANI) February 24, 2020
In his next tweet, he said that he only had one bar of chocolate for lunch.
Lunch cekelat je gais pic.twitter.com/ZMnQBGxzBJ— Zayim (@ZAIMZAMANI) February 24, 2020
Bought KFC on Feb. 24
Things then took a surprising turn at around 4:30pm when boxes of KFC fried chicken were distributed to the media by Istana representatives.
Terima kasih team istana bagi kfc! Hargai dan perihatin dengan kami para pengamal media! pic.twitter.com/sg1rs4mSLZ— Zayim (@ZAIMZAMANI) February 24, 2020
At the main gate, the King's senior private secretary of Istana Negara announced:
"The Yang di-Pertuan Agong himself has ordered for the food to be delivered to the members of the media outside the Istana gates."
Ordered McDonald's on Feb. 25
On Feb. 25 afternoon, the king continued to treat the press to lunch.
This time, he ordered McDonald's instead of KFC, and greeted the reporters himself.
Semalam hantar pegawai, harini tuanku turun hantar sendiri dkt para wartawan. Dpt mcd gais today pic.twitter.com/diSBTx2dS7— Zayim (@ZAIMZAMANI) February 25, 2020
The king also reportedly took a french fry and ate it, while saying: "Sedap (delicious). I'm hungry."
He also told the media:
"Let me do my duty. I hope to find the best solution."
On Feb. 24, 2020, Mahathir submitted his resignation letter to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
The ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition cratered and the only thing certain in Malaysia is Mahathir's longevity as leader.
Because soon after his resignation, Mahathir was appointed as the interim prime minister.
You can read more about what happened here:
Top images via ZAIMZAMANI/Twitter.