It has truly been a hectic month, in fact, for the Malaysian political scene. Each day, there has been at least one update on the turmoil we call, Malaysian politics. From the bribing done on Live TV to enable more opposition Members of Parliament to support the Prime Minister to the never-ending crisis of which coalition has the majority number of supporters, there is truly a lot going on in Malaysia’s Game of Thrones.
Further amplified by the mismanagement of the pandemic and the number of lives lost due to starvation, suicide and the virus, is the many calls for the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yassin and his entire cabinet to resign and make way for a more competent government — definitely, not another backdoor government, for sure! Well, the hopes and dreams of the individuals and everyone who has protested against Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yassin’s government, has finally come true.
The 8th Prime Minister and his entire cabinet have declared their official resignation as of 16th August 2021. After the Prime Minister handed in his resignation letter to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, various cabinet ministers have stated and hinted that the entire cabinet has subsequently resigned too.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, has confirmed the resignation of the entire cabinet via his Instagram Stories today. He said, “The cabinet has tendered our resignation to the Agong. Thank you for the opportunity to, once again, serve the nation. May God bless Malaysia.”
Subsequently, there were other ministers bidding their farewell too — a move that is far too obvious to be called a gimmick, well-played by the government.
A tweet by Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein states, “It has been an honour and a privilege to serve our beloved country and her people. May Allah SWT bless us all.”
According to Plantation Industries Commodities Minister Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, his latest post indicated that the last Perikatan Nasional cabinet meeting has finally come to an end.
His caption reads, “God willing. The last Perikatan Nasional cabinet meeting this morning is over. The Prime Minister is making his way to meet the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. When you are determined to make a decision, then trust and surrender to God because God loves those who trust him (enough) to surrender.”
Adding on, Bersatu Youth Chief and the Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal thanked Mahiaddin for his service and leadership.
He said, “We stand tall and proud of you Tan Sri President. Thank you for your service and leadership. We’ll come back stronger, InshaAllah.”
The MP of Batang Sadong, Nancy Shukri has also used Twitter to deliver her farewell. She also wishes her successor the best of luck.
We think these postings are enough to conclude that Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yassin’s government has come to an end. But, the next question is, what happens next? Now that the cabinet is out of the way, the decision lies in the hands of the Agong.
He now has a huge task to uphold democracy and make the best decision in favour of the people and their current situation. Similar to the fiasco last year when the then-Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad resigned abruptly, the Agong has to appoint a “caretaker” Prime Minister to manage the country in the midst of the turmoil.
Let’s just hope he makes a good decision and manages to give back the power to the people. Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yassin, who’s not officially the country’s shortest ruling Prime Minister, is also expected to address the nation at 3:00pm, today.
Nevertheless, regardless of the outcome of Malaysia’s Game of Thrones, it is absolutely crucial for everyone to be brave throughout these trying times. Democracy will not die. Till then, stay safe and mask up because the virus is still out there.
Source: The Vibes