President Joko Widodo's Message to Malaysia's New Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob
President Joko Widodo congratulated Ismail Sabri Yaakob who was officially sworn in as the new prime minister of Malaysia on Saturday, (8/21/2021).
Ready to continue working together to strengthen Indonesia-Malaysia bilateral relations," Jokowi tweeted.
Ismail's oath-taking and inauguration were held at the Royal Palace of Malaysia today, Saturday, (8/21/2021).
He took the oath of office in front of the king and other coalition leaders, including former prime minister Najib Razak, who is still entangled in the mega-corruption scandal of state investment agency 1MBD.
The decision was taken by Sultan Abdullah after Malaysian politics continued to fluctuate in recent weeks, following the move by the country's largest political party, UMNO, to withdraw support from the Muhyiddin government.
UMNO's move triggered a political upheaval in the government that caused all members of Muhyiddin's cabinet to resign on August 16.
Muhyiddin finally said he was resigning from the position of PM after serving for 17 months. (*)