On 16 August 2021, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin submitted his resignation to King Sultan Abdullah. However, Muhyiddin will remain as interim prime minister until the king appoints a new prime minister, although there are currently no candidates who reportedly can command a parliamentary majority. The move comes after Muhyiddin lost the support of a majority of parliament due to conflicts within the ruling coalition over his refusal to drop corruption charges against several politicians. Muhyiddin assumed the premiership in March 2020 after former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned following a collapse of the ruling coalition.