• Ilona Andrew

Anwar, Guan Eng welcome Muhyiddin's resignation


Anwar (left) and Guan Eng

16 Aug 2021

By Ilona Andrew


KUALA LUMPUR: PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng today welcomed the resignation of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Prime Minister.


In his Twitter posting, Anwar said Muhyiddin's resignation will pave the way for change for the country.


"I urge everyone to remain calm and pray for Malaysia to rise again in the face of current health and economic challenges. I thank him for his service to the country," he tweeted.


Meanwhile, Guan Eng said the new Prime Minister would face huge challenges and will have to do a far better job in dealing with the surge of Covid-19 infections and deaths.


"The National Immunisation Programme (PICK) must be accelerated to ensure herd immunity is achieved by inoculation and not infection.


"A Covid-19 Reset Plan launched to shift from containment of Covid-19 to mitigation by living with Covid-19 and an Economic Normalisation Plan implemented to put Malaysia back on the recovery track with an emphasis on jobs, reopening the economy and regular financial aid to businesses and unemployed," he posted on Twitter.


He also mentioned that Muhyiddin has taken the correct constitutional step following his resignation as Prime Minister after losing his parliamentary majority.


"During his 17 months in power, Mahiaddin (Muhyiddin) tried hard but fell short in handling the triple crisis of Covid-19 pandemic, economic recession and political instability."


Muhyiddin resigned as Prime Minister today and is now undergoing a duty as caretaker Prime Minister before a successor is named.