FMT reports that It’s official, Muhyiddin sworn in as PM8.
KUALA LUMPUR: Muhyiddin Yassin has taken his oath in front of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, becoming the 8th Malaysian prime minister following what has been described as the longest week in Malaysian politics.
After meeting 222 MPs and dozens of political leaders, Sultan Abdullah named Muhyiddin, 73, as the person who is “likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of the (lower) House”, as spelt out under Article 40 of the constitution.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong has decided not to see him any more, and PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin will be sworn-in as the prime minister as scheduled.
He said Pakatan Harapan will now ask for an urgent sitting of the Dewan Rakyat.
Speaking to reporters at the Yayasan Al-Bukahry building in Kuala Lumpur, where MPs had gathered to show their support for him, Mahathir said he felt “mostly betrayed” by Muhyiddin, and expected to be expelled from PPBM.
Asked if he had any regrets resigning as the prime minister, he said: “I had no choice”.
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