Sunday, September 26, 2021

Agong accepts Muhyiddin’s resignation

The king will now have to appoint a prime minister who in his view has the support of the majority of MPs.

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The Yang di-Pertuan Agong accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin following a brief audience at the Istana Negara today, MalaysiaNow understands.

This is the second time the Malaysian government has collapsed since the 2018 general election, causing a power vacuum in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Muhyiddin’s resignation, which means the resignation of the government as well, was also confirmed by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin in a post on his Instagram.

“The Cabinet has tendered our resignation to the Agong. Thank you for the opportunity to, once again, serve the nation.

“May God bless Malaysia,” said Khairy.

Muhyiddin is expected to give a live address on television.

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