Muhyiddin asks Malaysians for forgiveness
16 Aug 2021
By Ilona Andrew
KUALA LUMPUR: Following his resignation as Prime Minister today, Tan Sri Muhyiddin has asked for forgiveness from the Malaysians for his mistakes and weaknesses during his 18-month tenure.
In his last televised address as a Prime Minister today, he said he and his Cabinet had tried their best to save and protect the lives of Malaysians throughout the Covid-19 health crisis.
"However, as a human, there will be mistakes here and there. Therefore, I am sorry.
"I hope a new government can be formed soon so there would be no interference in the administration of the country and that it can run as usual," he said.
Earlier today, the National Palace has confirmed that Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah has accepted the resignation of Muhyiddin and his entire cabinet which took effect immediately.
He made the decision after 15 Umno MPs withdrew support for him as well as the Perikatan Nasional government.
However, the King has agreed for Muhyiddin to carry out his duties as caretaker Prime Minister until a new Prime Minister is appointed.
Muhyiddin also mentioned that the economic sectors need to be reopened for
ensuring the recovery of the country's economy, thus, the momentum of the implementation of vaccination programmes can not be disturbed.
"To all my fellow Malaysians, you don’t have to worry. My cabinet has ordered more than enough vaccines for all of you. If the vaccination programme goes well, all of you will get vaccinated by end of October.
"I hope the new government which takes over the administration of this country will take good care of all of you because it is the only thing that I care about. I care for you always."