Muhyiddin to quit tomorrow?

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EMBATTLED Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will resign tomorrow (Aug 16) after the Opposition snubbed his offer for reforms amid his loss of support in the Dewan Rakyat, according to various media reports quoting Putrajaya sources.

It is said that Muhyiddin Yassin will have an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong tomorrow, followed by an announcement later.

According to The Star quoting senior Cabinet sources, Muhyiddin had already informed Perikatan Nasional leaders of his intention at a meeting here yesterday afternoon.

He said Muhyiddin had remained steadfast in his stand to quit, as he felt there were no other options since he no longer commands the support of the majority of the Members of Parliament.

On Friday, Muhyiddin in a televised address to the nation admitted to having lost majority support among the 220 MPs but refused to quit as no other leaders had enough backing to succeed him.

Instead, he offered the opposition to work with his Perikatan Nasional government to push through a slew of reforms, including equal funding for all MPs, limiting the PM’s post to two terms , introduce anti-hopping laws, more parliamentary committees with 50% Opposition chairmanship and the implementation of Undi 18.

If Muhyiddin does resign, it is not known if the PN will still remain in power or a new political alliance will be cobbled together.

Pakatan Harapan’s PM-designate is Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.