Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin Steps Down Amid Criticism of Pandemic Response

HeadlineAug 16, 2021

In Malaysia, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his Cabinet have resigned after just 17 months in power. Muhyiddin announced he’d be stepping down after losing his majority in Parliament, though he is expected to remain as caretaker prime minister for now. His government has been accused of mishandling Malaysia’s response to the pandemic, where infections are now surging. Malaysia is also facing an economic crisis triggered by the pandemic.

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