Malaysians can all exhale a collective sigh of relief after a period of political uncertainty lasting five days from Saturday (November 19th, 2022), has finally reached a conclusion with the appointment of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia. The announcement follows after the results of the 15th General Elections that were held last Saturday (November 19th, 2022), which ended in a hung Parliament with no coalition securing enough seats to call for a simple majority.
Next Monday (28/11) declared a public holiday by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim
Following his swearing-in ceremony that was held in Istana Negara and presided by His Majesty KDYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Anwar has announced that next Monday (November 28th, 2022), will officially be declared as a public holiday. This was made known during a press conference that he had hosted with members of the media earlier this evening at the Sungai Long Club House.
During the session, he had also announced that the first Parliamentary session of his tenure will be held on December 19th, 2022, and among the first orders of business would be to call for a vote of confidence in his role as Prime Minister. As the leader of a unity government, Anwar said he is prepared to accept the participation of all parties, including Perikatan Nasional.
Additionally, he stresses that his administration will be focused on strengthening the nation’s economy, and will have a zero-tolerance approach to corruption. This is on top of upholding the status of the Bumiputera, the Malay language, the religion of Islam, and the Malay rulers, without marginalising other Malaysians in the process.
What’s more, he will remain committed to his initial manifesto promise as before, and will not be drawing any salary from his role as Prime Minister.