Yesterday (17 August), the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had met with the leaders of all political parties after Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin tendered his resignation letter.
It was revealed that the King had requested the political leaders to stop the old politics and instead, work on creating a new form of politics to manage and steer the country out of Covid-19.
According to FMT, Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said that the King had reminded all political leaders that the country is facing a health, political and economic crisis, and he decreed that all parties should work together to address this issue.
“It means that the winner should not act like they used to be – to strip the loser of everything.” he said.
Meanwhile, Anwar added that he and other party leaders have gave their opinion during the meeting with the King.
“Everyone seems to have a consensus to stop the old politics with the old methods of punishments and and are working towards the development of the nation.” he said.
Anwar also mention that the issues discussed at the meeting were not only the appointment of a new Prime Minister, but a new form of politics that is supposed to be more peaceful and comfortable for the people.
The meeting with the King lasted for 2 hours, held with Anwar, UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Amanah president Mohamad Sabu, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, Pejuang president Mukhriz Mahathir and PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.
The meeting was held following the resignation of Prime Minister Muhyiddin after leading the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government for 17 months.
Muyhiddin is now the “caretaker” Prime Minister until a new Prime Minister is appointed.
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