Muhyiddin Yassin, a former deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, has been appointed as the country’s new Prime Minister by Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
This follows a week of political stalemate in Malaysia after Mahathir Mohamad resigned earlier this week as Malaysia’s Prime Minister.
Muhyiddin Yassin was officially sworn in at Istana Negara as Malaysia’s prime minister on Sunday morning.
After taking his oath, Mr Muhyiddin signed the instruments of appointment, witnessed by Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat and Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Zuki Ali.
A statement issued by the palace on Saturday said the king, after meeting all members of parliament (MPs), has found that the parliamentarian who likely commands the majority is Muhyiddin, the Pagoh MP.
(With inputs from PTI)