WORLD Malaysian king accepts resignation by PM Muhyiddin Yassin, cabinet

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Malaysian king accepts resignation by PM Muhyiddin Yassin, cabinet

Xinhua

15:06, August 16, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Malaysian King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has accepted the resignation tendered by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his cabinet, the national palace said on Monday.

Muhyiddin Yassin arrives at the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 1, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Sultan Abdullah also appointed Muhyiddin as the caretaker prime minister until his successor was chosen, the national palace said in a statement.

In a televised address, Muhyiddin said he resigned as he had lost the majority support in the lower house of parliament.

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