Muhyiddin resigns

AFTER a week of uncertainty in February 2020, Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in as prime minister on March 1 following the resignation of Dr Mahathir Mohamed and the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government. 

His tenure over the past 16 months, in a government cobbled together by former enemies-turned-friends, has had its fair share of ups and downs, especially in its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Muhyiddin resigned from his post today after losing his parliamentary majority following the withdrawal of support from 15 Umno MPs.

The Bersatu president had initially refused to resign as prime minister, but his final attempt of an olive branch to the opposition on Friday failed, when all opposition parties rejected his offer of reforms in exchange for support.

He will be the caretaker prime minister until a new appointment is made, a statement from Istana Negara said. – August 16, 2021.

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