KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Several Cabinet ministers have taken to social media to bid farewell, minutes after Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today.
Among others, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin posted on Instagram, confirming that the Cabinet had tendered its resignation to His Majesty.
“Thank you for the opportunity to once again serve the nation, May God bless Malaysia,” he wrote in his instastory.
Earlier, Muhyiddin held a special Cabinet meeting, which lasted about three hours, at the Perdana Putra Building in Putrajaya, before going for an audience with Al-Sultan Abdullah around noon at Istana Negara.
However, at the time of writing, there has been no official announcement yet on the status of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government. Muhyiddin is expected to make a special announcement on it later today.
Senior Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said it has been an honour and privilege to serve the country and the people.
“May Allah SWT bless us all,” he said in his Twitter account.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan also conveyed his thanks on the same platform, stressing that the government was resigning on the principle of ‘collective responsibility’ and not ‘collective guilt’.
“Thank you for everything; we learn from bad experiences and build on the good. A safe country where everyone is healed,” he said.
Earlier, Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali announced that today might be his last day as the Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister.
“The export performance of the country’s commodities for the second quarter of 2021 is a good closure for me when the export value of agricommodity products jumped by 65 per cent to RM105 billion compared to only RM64 billion in the same period last year,” he said in a post on his Facebook page.
Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa conveyed his apologies and sought forgiveness for all his mistakes, weaknesses and shortcomings during his tenure.
“We stay calm and have an open heart. All decisions were made collectively. The important thing is to always respect and abide by the country’s laws and constitution.
“The utmost basis of consideration is the people’s well-being; we serve the people till the finish line,” he said in his Instagram post.