Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will resign on Monday, news portal Malaysiakini reported, after losing his majority owing to infighting among the ruling coalition.
“Tomorrow, there will be a special cabinet meeting. After that, he will head to (the palace) to submit his resignation,” Mohd Redzuan told Malaysiakini.
Muhyiddin’s grip on power has been precarious since he took office in March 2020 with a slim majority. It would be up to the constitutional monarch, King Al-Sultan Abdullah, to decide what happens next.
Muhyiddin will submit his resignation to the king on Monday, according to Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, a minister in the prime minister’s department, Malaysiakini reported on Sunday.
Malaysiakini quoted Mohd Redzuan as saying that Muhyiddin informed party members of his decision to resign after exhausting all other options to sustain the government.
UMNO, Malaysia’s “grand old party”, governed the country for more than 60 years from independence until its 2018 election defeat after widespread corruption allegations. UMNO politicians including former premier Najib Razak and party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi are facing graft charges.
Muhyiddin Yassin, a former prime minister, used to call himself “Abah.” His patriarchal warning to “employ the cane” (rotan) against dissenting locals angered many at the time.
Most of us felt uneasy with the “father” analogy. At the very least, it smacked of authoritarianism. Free speech and the right to peaceful assembly were severely compromised during the 17 months of political unrest. There were too many examples of VIPs misbehaving and still being able to pull rank.
In addition to a raging pandemic, mounting death toll, worsening economy, and clumsy movement controls, ordinary folks were penalised for insignificant acts. People like us were frustrated, angry, and desperate.
Muhyiddin did not act the “father” of our troubled nation in our eyes. He lacked the “fatherly” qualities necessary to instil morals and ethics, foster a positive sense of self, and guarantee safety, especially psychological protection.
The Malaysian Family is our New Metaphor.
A horrible speech was not heard during Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s swearing-in as our ninth prime minister. It’s great that he’s taking a less patriarchal approach to fixing Malaysia. He may be willing to work in a “protective unit” that promotes dialogue, openness, and respect for all perspectives. Then let’s put it to the test.
We don’t know how effective the National Recovery Council will be or if the new cabinet members are competent, caring, and smart. In any case, it’s certain that a household that includes too many people will struggle. Feeding so many people will put a strain on the budget.
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin Salary and Net Worth
As the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has openly declared that he receives RM93,000 a month in salary, making him the highest paid member of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.
As part of the effort to increase government transparency, this portal now features a list of the assets owned by 57 of the country’s top officials who have reported them to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). However, not all 70 government officials are represented here.
On the 15th of June, Muhyiddin reported that he made RM93,841.65 a month and had assets worth more than RM10 million.