Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will tender his resignation to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara tomorrow, 16 August, some 17 months after he was appointed as the eighth Prime Minister of Malaysia
This has been confirmed by Bersatu supreme council member Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, who is also the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Special Functions) earlier today, 15 August.
According to Redzuan, the matter was among several issues discussed with members of Parliament (MPs) and leaders from Bersatu during a meeting at the Perikatan Nasional (PN) headquarters this morning.
Yes, it is true on the resignation (as the prime minister)… tomorrow.
He shared this when asked if Muhyiddin will step down during an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara on Monday.
Redzuan stated that the PN administration, since taking Putrajaya, has worked hard for the rakyat and resignation was the last resort
"We have exhausted all efforts to find the best measures to manage (the political situation), the COVID-19 pandemic will run as usual despite the current political turmoil. However, we had reached a point that we could not do anything anymore (to resolve the political crisis). Our last resort was the proposal to form a bipartisan (government). The proposal, however, was not accepted. Hence, we must resign," he said.
Previously, in a special televised address, Muhyiddin said that he hopes for bipartisan support for the government after losing the majority
He offered a slew of constitutional amendments that would be implemented by the PN government if he gets the support during next month's vote of confidence in the Dewan Rakyat.
However, the offer was rejected by the opposition parties including those in the PN administration, such as PAS that said that it will never accept DAP in the government.