PUTRAJAYA AUG.16: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has officially announced his resignation as the Prime Minister of Malaysia after an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in Istana Negara at 12.30pm today.
Muhyiddin Yassin said, he has handed his resignation letter and also the Cabinet Ministers following Article 43(4) Federal Constitution as he has lost the confidence of the majority Members of the Dewan Rakyat. This means he and the Cabinet Ministers have tendered resignations.
“Even though earlier I have proposed that my legitimacy as the Prime Minister will be decided in Parliament but 15 Members of Parliament (MPs) from UMNO have withdrawn their support and the proposal to have trans-party cooperation have also been rejected by the Opposition.
“It is clear that I have lost the majority support so it is not necessary to go to the Parliament to decide the legitimacy of my position as the Prime Minister,” he said in a special deliberation on TV1 live telecast here today.
Muhyiddin said, millions of Malaysians have pleaded on him to continue his service as the Prime Minister and do not resign but he could not agree with them as he has lost the majority support from the Members of Dewan Rakyat.
“My action is in line with the oath when I took the Prime Minister post, that is to always support, protect and defend the Federal Constitution.
“I have done various efforts to save Perikatan Nasional (PN) Government until the completion of the pandemic management, vaccination programme and economic recovery. Unfortunately, these efforts did not realise as certain hostile party wants to gain power instead of saving the lives of the people.
“As for me what has happened has been decided by Allah s.w.t and is one of the episodes in my political journey.
“Six years ago, I had been dismissed as the Deputy Prime Minister just because I have defended my principle not to compromise with the 1MDB scandal,” he said. –Malaysia World News.