Malaysian King appoints seasoned politician Muhyiddin Yassin as new PM
In Malaysia, the King has appointed seasoned politician Muhyiddin Yassin as the new Prime Minister, the latest twist to a weeklong political crisis.
In a statement issued by the palace today, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said Muhyiddin, a former interior minister and president of the Bersatu party, will be sworn in tomorrow.
The appointment came after this week’s shock resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, a move that plunged the country into crisis following a weekend of political wrangling and the collapse of the ruling alliance.
The announcement came hours after Mahathir struck a new deal to work with his former ruling alliance led by rival Anwar Ibrahim and threw his name into the fray again.