Muhyiddin Yassin has been appointed as Malaysia’s new prime minister following last week’s shock resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
In a statement, Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said Yassin will be sworn in on Sunday.
Yassin is the president of the Bersatu party and former interior minister.
The resignation of Mahathir plunged the country into a political crisis following the subsequent collapse of the ruling alliance.
“The process to appoint the prime minister cannot be delayed because the country needs a government for the wellbeing of the people and the nation,” the palace said in a statement.