Transitional Prime Minister Mahathir held a press conference at the Buhari Foundation building at about 9.10 am.

Mahathir said that because the head of state has made a decision, he will not meet with the head of state at the Forbidden City today.

“The head of state has decided not to see me anymore but to appoint Muyuddin as prime minister.”

“I did not have the opportunity to tell the head of state that Muyuddin did not receive a majority seat (with the support of members of Congress) and I could not communicate with the head of state.