Malaysia's Muhyiddin Yassin quits as Prime Minister

Muhyiddin's step ends a tumultuous 17 months in office, which is the shortest stint of a Malaysian leader ever

Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin stepped down from the role on Monday after months of political turmoil that led in the loss of his majority, however the step is likely to open another chapter of instability in the absence of any obvious successor.
 
Muhyiddin's step ends a tumultuous 17 months in office, which is the shortest stint of a Malaysian leader ever, but also hampers efforts to reboot a pandemic-stricken economy and curb a resurgence of COVID-19 infections.
 
Meanwhile, the Southeast Asian nation's king appointed Muhyiddin as the caretaker PM until a new premier can be found. King Al-Sultan Abdullah ruled out elections because of the pandemic and said he would invoke his constitutional power to appoint a prime minister he believes is likely to command a majority.

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