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Malaysia in transition

Muhyiddin quits as Malaysia PM after plea for bipartisanship fails

Country faces uncertain transition from shortest-serving leader amid COVID crisis

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin tendered his resignation on Monday after his largest coalition ally cornered him and the opposition rejected a last-ditch appeal to maintain stability.

"I have resigned together with the ministerial cabinet, as stipulated in the federal constitution," Muhyiddin said in a televised address in the afternoon, after a special cabinet meeting and an audience with King Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin, where he handed in his notice.

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