Malaysia’s Supreme Head abdullah will convene a special meeting of the country’s rulers on Friday (20th) to discuss the current situation and the choice of a new prime minister, the country’s national palace said in a statement.
The statement said that because of the current outbreak is serious, the immediate dissolution of parliament to hold general elections is not the best choice.
The supreme head of state called on all opposition lawmakers to unite and focus on the situation.
The supreme head of state also demanded that the new prime minister submit a confidence motion in the lower house of parliament as soon as possible to prove his support for a parliamentary majority.
On the 16th, then-Malaysian Prime Minister Muhiddin tendered his resignation to the Supreme Head of State and resigned as Prime Minister.
The palace later issued a statement saying that the Supreme Head of State accepted the resignation of Muhiddin and his cabinet and appointed him interim prime minister until a new prime minister was confirmed.