By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, March 2: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin started work as the eighth prime minister (PM8) today.
He arrived at his office at Perdana Putra, Putrajaya at 7:55am.
According to national daily, The Star, Muhyiddin was welcomed by chief secretary to the government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali upon his arrival.
Yesterday, Muhyiddin was sworn in at Istana Negara as prime minister.
His appointment by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah was in accordance with Article 40 (2) (a) and Article 43(2) (a) of the Federal Constitution.
This follows a political impasse which started a week ago when former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad resigned and then was appointed by the King as interim prime minister.
Muhyiddin who is Pagoh MP and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president was the deputy prime minister of Malaysia from 2009 to 2015 under the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government.
Previous cabinet portfolios he has held include Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Minister of Education, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Deputy Minister of Federal Territories and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry. — DayakDaily