Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin resigned as prime minister on Monday after losing a majority of seats after months of political turmoil, but without an obvious successor, his resignation may open another issue. Stable chapter. The turbulent 17-month tenure was the shortest term for Malaysian leaders, but it also hindered efforts to restart the pandemic-hit economy and slow the return of COVID-19 infection. The kings of Southeast Asian countries appointed Muhyiddin as interim prime minister until a new prime minister was found, but no timetable was given.
Due to the pandemic, King Sultan Abdullah ruled out the election and stated that he would exercise the constitutional power to appoint a prime minister who he thought might be a majority. The Malaysian ringgit fell to a one-year low due to the news, and the stock market fell. Muhyiddin said that after losing the majority of parliamentary support, he resigned with the cabinet. He said in a televised speech: “I hope that a new government can be formed immediately so that the administration of this country will not be interrupted.” The number of infections and deaths per million people in Malaysia is the highest in the region in the pandemic.
It is not clear who can form the next government, because no MP has a clear majority in Parliament. The opposition bloc and the largest political party are divided on supporting their prime minister candidates. But resignation is likely to bring Malaysia’s “biggest party” Malaysia United Nations Organization (UMNO) back to power, which was rejected in the 2018 general election after being accused of corruption, although it still has influence. It’s not clear whether the new prime minister will be able to join the International Islamic International University in Malaysia as soon as possible. Attorney expert Nick Arm Kamar Nickmar. Candidates who support their campaign.”
The prime minister’s main contenders include Muhyiddin MP Ismail Sabri Yakob from Umno, senior MP Tunku Razali Hamza and former Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Husay because. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim can also claim that since Muhyiddin took office with a small majority in March 2020, his control of power has been in jeopardy. This was appointed by the king after joining the party that lost in the 2018 elections. of. In 2018, including Umno. However, due to tensions with Umno, he has been plagued by internal strife in the alliance. Umno refused to play a secondary role and recently withdrew his support. Umno politicians facing corruption charges include former prime minister Najib and party chairman Ahmed Zahid Hamidi. They denied wrongdoing and were one of the supporters who withdrew from Muhyiddin this month.