Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was at the Istana Negara to face the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah earlier today.
He also winded down his window and waved to about 100 media representatives who were there to get live coverage.
After a few hours after meeting with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin formally resigned as the country’s shortest reigning Prime Minister, following a lengthy and acrimonious power struggle with Umno that has left the Perikatan Nasional (PN) alliance in disarray.
I would like to apologize for my mistakes and weaknesses in governing. The cabinet members and I have done our best to face the challenges of the pandemic that we are facing at the moment. I hope a new government can be formed soon so that the country can run as usual.
He emphasised that people need not be concerned about the vaccination since there would be enough vaccine doses for all Malaysians. He also stated that because our country’s vaccination rates are among the highest and fastest in the world, he is certain we will be able to overcome the pandemic as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah agreed for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin to perform his duties as a ‘caretaker’ until a new Prime Minister is appointed.
He also accepted Muhyiddin’s resignation letter as Prime Minister today along with the whole cabinet with immediate effect.
According to the Federal Constitution, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong must appoint a member of the Dewan Rakyat who has the majority support of the Dewan Rakyat as the next Prime Minister to chair the Malaysian Cabinet.
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