Muhyiddin’s expected resignation leaves King to decide

by | Aug 16, 2021 | NEWS | 0 comments

Tan Sri Muhyiddin is expected to tender his resignation as Prime Minister to the Yang diPertuan Agong on Monday, August 16.

Muhyiddin has decided to forgo his premiership after not gaining enough support from Members of Parliament, according to Perikatan officials.

On Sunday (Aug 15), Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia held a meeting with its party members at their headquarters in Publika. During the meeting, Muhyiddin told that he would be resigning unless he could conjure up a majority.

A Perikatan leader said, “We discussed various options as the Perikatan leaders argued that the government must not be allowed to fall just like that. Muhyiddin said it all depended on the King as whoever he appoints to replace him upon his resignation will still have to prove his or her majority.”

The Pagoh MP on Monday will have a special Cabinet meeting to inform that his Cabinet will need to resign as well. This follows suit after Perikatan Nasional offered a bipartisan deal to the opposition which was instantly rejected.

The upheaval move has now left the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to choose a Member of Parliament who can command a government with a majority.

If a majority cannot be commanded, the King can call for a representative who holds the most seats as a coalition.

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa had said that the decisions executed by The Prime Minister have been based on the Federal Constitution.

He added, “The Prime Minister has various options but based on a series of discussions at the government level, things are more definite and his (Muhyiddin’s) leadership respects the rule of law and the supremacy of the Federal Constitution,” he added.