Agong: Muhyiddin appointed as PM through democratic processes

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KUALA LUMPUR MAY 18: His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was appointed as the eighth Prime Minister of Malaysia after obtaining the majority support from Members of Parliament.

Al-Sultan Abdullah said the appointment of Muhyiddin as the prime minister was made in the fairest way in line with the concept of the constitutional monarchy which has been the axis of the practice.

“I appointed Muhyiddin to be the prime minister after going through the processes where MPs have been met to propose the potential prime minister candidate from each party.

“The political crisis cannot go on without an end. On February 24, Malaysia’s political landscape had changed following the resignation of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad as the prime minister.

“Following the resignation, I had a meeting with Mahathir and requested him not to resign. Mahathir did not want to change his decision,” said Al-Sultan Abdullah in his speech in the Parliament today.

 Al-Sultan Abdullah delivered his speech at the 14th Parliament session in the first meeting of the third term.

Al-Sultan Abdullah added the appointment of the new prime minister is in accordance with Article 43 of the Federal Constitution.

Earlier Al-Sultan Abdullah said on February 29, he had requested the political parties to propose a candidate to be the prime minister and it was done in a democratic way.

In his speech, Al-Sultan Abdullah has also appreciated and thanked all the front lines for having performed their duties during the COVID-19 without fear to provide security and health safety to the people and the nation.

Al-Sultan Abdullah then requested the MPs to stand up and give loud applause as a symbol of honor and appreciation for the hard work that has been rendered by all the authorities and related agencies in curbing COVID-19 since February.

Meanwhile in his speech he had stressed that the differences in opinion among politicians should be used as the platform to trigger new ideas towards unity and the development of the country.

He stressed that harmony should begin in the Dewan Rakyat (Parliament).

Al-Sultan Abdullah also advised the politicians to portray a matured approach in handling the people’s problems and grievances and most importantly not to create sensitive issues against the races, respect the sovereignty, and the Malay rulers’ rights and positions.

“At this moment of COVID-19 pandemic, unity and understanding amongst the politicians and the people are very important to maintain harmony and work hard together to address the “health crisis” in a positive way,” he said.

In relation to harmony should be instilled amongst politicians, Al-Sultan Abdullah said, the opening of the third term for the 14th Parliament session today is specifically for my speech only.

Earlier the Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders had proposed to pass a motion for the vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in this session and claim that he did not get the majority support from Members of Parliament. -Malaysia World News


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