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Malaysia’s Prime Minister and cabinet resigns, ending their 17-months leadership

Muhyiddin Yassin will remain as interim prime minister
News Asia Today Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, has submitted his resignation as the country’s Prime Minister, along with his cabinet.

The 74 years-old Prime Minister was in power for a brief period of only 17 months.

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The resignation comes as Malaysia experiences the country’s worst COVID-19 outbreak, coupled with Muhyiddin losing support from his fellow party members.

As a new candidate for the Prime Minister position has yet to be decided, Muhyiddin will remain as the country’s interim Prime Minister until a new candidate is appointed.

Wilfred Tan
Former journalist cum editor. I lead the content creation process at News Asia Today. From the awesome country of Malaysia.