Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin, cabinet resign

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin, cabinet resign

 

 Malaysia’s cabinet led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has tendered its resignation to the King; Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin announced on August 16 on his Instagram account.

Muhyiddin was earlier seen entering the national palace on the day; after reports he would submit his resignation to the King after months of political turmoil.

Muhyiddin was sworn in as Malaysia’s eighth Prime Minister on March 1, 2020; following a week of political stalemate after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned.

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Pressure on him mounted recently after some lawmakers from the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party;- the largest bloc in the ruling alliance – withdrew support.

 

The premier had for weeks defied calls to quit and said he would prove his majority in parliament through a confidence vote in September.

 

But on Friday, Muhyiddin admitted for the first time he did not have a majority and made a last ditch effort to woo the opposition by promising political and electoral reforms in exchange for support on the confidence vote.

 

The offer was unanimously rejected.

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