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.

Malaysia Prime Minister To Resign on Monday

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.