KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin took his oath of office as the eighth Prime Minister of Malaysia before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara.
The King appointed Muhyiddin as the new Prime Minister in accordance with Articles 40(2)(a) and 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had been the interim prime minister after resigning as the seventh PM on Feb 24.
Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah also graced the swearing-in ceremony held at Balai Singgahsana Kecil (Minor Throne Room) at 10.33am yesterday.
Muhyiddin, 72, attired in a black baju Melayu and gold-embroidered black samping, was accompanied by his wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman.
After taking his oath, Muhyiddin signed the instruments of appointment, witnessed by Chief Justice Tan Sri Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat and Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali.
Among the political leaders present were Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong and Gombak MP Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
Federal Territory Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri recited the doa. — Bernama