All of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s cabinet ministers have tendered their resignation to the king, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin announced online today.
Earlier this morning, Muhyiddin met with his Cabinet ministers for the last time at Perdana Putra in Putrajaya amid rumors he was resigning.
“The cabinet has tendered our resignation to the Agong. Thank you for the opportunity to, once again, serve the nation. May God bless Malaysia,” Khairy wrote on Instagram.
Muhyiddin reportedly expressed his intention to hand in his resignation after admitting to losing majority support in parliament, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Mohd Redzuan Yusof yesterday. A number of cabinet members and their staff were understood to have begun clearing their offices.
Muhyiddin has been under fire over the poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shoddy revocation of the emergency ordinances. On Friday, he made a last-ditch appeal to all MPs for bipartisan support by admitting that he had lost majority support and subsequently promising a slew of reforms on the condition that he survives a confidence vote in Parliament slated for September.
However, political parties Pakatan Harapan, UMNO, Warisan, MUDA, Upko, Pejuang and Parti Sarawak Bersatu rejected the overtures and continued to press for his resignation.
This is a developing story and will be updated without notice.
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