KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 — Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin took his oath of office as the 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, at Istana Negara.
The swearing-in took place at Balai Singgahsana Kecil (Minor Throne Room) at 10.33 am.
Al-Sultan Abdullah 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 7th PM on Feb 24.
Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah also graced the swearing-in ceremony.
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 Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Federal Territory Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri recited the doa.