KEY POINTS
  • Malaysia's embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said he will put himself through a vote of confidence when parliament reconvenes in September.
  • The prime minister has in the past week faced increasing pressure — including from his allies — to step down.
  • Muhyiddin, who came to power in March last year, has governed with a razor-thin majority in the 222-seat parliament.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin unveils his new cabinet members at the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya on March 9, 2020.

Malaysia's embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Wednesday he will put himself through a vote of confidence when parliament reconvenes in September to prove the legitimacy of his leadership and government.

The Malaysian parliament has never voted on a confidence motion on a prime minister.