Ruling pact scrambles for replacement ahead of Malaysia PM Muhyiddin's resignation

In this file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is seen speaking in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on March 9, 2020.
In this file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is seen speaking in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on March 9, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR  - Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will tender his resignation to the King on Monday (Aug 16), but his Perikatan Nasional (PN) allies are attempting to rally around a replacement to head off an attempt by the opposition to take power.

Sources told The Straits Times that Deputy Premier Ismail Sabri Yaakob is mustering support to succeed Tan Sri Muhyiddin, with leaders in the ruling coalition holding a string of meetings up to late Sunday in a bid to come to an agreement before the Prime Minister’s royal audience. 

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