JOHOR BARU, Aug 20 — Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad today called on all political leaders to accept Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the next prime minister and unite against the Covid-19 pandemic for the sake of the country.
He said they should set aside political differences and remain focused on efforts to address the pandemic.
“Let us declare a political truce and come together to help the people, especially in the areas we represent,” said Hasni when congratulating Ismail Sabri on his appointment by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong earlier today.
Hasni said with Ismail Sabri’s appointment, the political crisis has come to an end and all parties can now focus on the Covid-19 pandemic as well as steering the country’s economic recovery.
“Alhamdulillah, the crisis has finally been resolved peacefully. I am confident that the prime minister can lead the country towards becoming a more developed and prosperous nation,” he said.
Earlier, Ismail Sabri was appointed as the ninth prime minister after the Yang di-Pertuan Agong was satisfied that he had the support of 114 lawmakers or enough for a simple majority.
The Bera MP from Umno replaces Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who resigned as the prime minister on Monday.