Having been confirmed his official resignation as Malaysian Prime Minister this afternoon, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has addressed the public in a rather emotional press statement, shortly after his departure from the cabinet.
He began by saying he had lost the majority confidence of parliamentarians after failing to gain bipartisan cooperation, of which many of the opposition MPS had rejected his offers. However, he will remain the caretaker PM until a new accessor is appointed.
In his speech, he emphasized; “I could have taken the easy route and sacrificed my principles to remain prime minister. But that is not my choice. I will not compromise with kleptocrats or interfere with the freedom of the judiciary just to stay in power,”. He continued by expressing his gratitude for the frontliners, government servants, his supporters, as well as his family.
His resignation marks his reign as the nation’s shortest-serving prime minister, seeing the fact that he only came into power in March last year, or about 17 months ago.
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