KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 24, 2020: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, on the advice of the interim prime minister, has revoked the appointments of all ministers effective today in accordance with Article 43 (5) of the federal Constitution and in line with the resignation of the prime minister today.
This means that the duties of all members of the administration, comprising the deputy PM, ministers, deputy ministers and their political secretaries have ceased on the same date, said a statement from Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd. Zuki Ali.
Zuki had earlier in the day issued a short statement to say that Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah had consented to the appointment of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad as interim PM after accepting the latter’s resignation today.
The statement said that in the interim Mahathir will manage the country’s administration until a new PM is appointed and a new Cabinet formed.
In the three-paragraph statement, Mohd Zuki said, during the interim period, Dr Mahathir will manage the country’s administration until the new Prime Minister is appointed and a new Cabinet is formed.
Mahathir had submitted his letter of resignation as PM to the Agong at 1 pm today.
He also submitted his resignation as chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, with the party also pulling out of the Pakatan Harapan coalition, causing it to collapse after 11 PKR MPs also resigned from the party.