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Jokowi congratulates Malaysia’s eighth prime minister

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Jakarta   /   Mon, March 2, 2020   /  07:28 am
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Former Malaysian interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin waves to reporters outside his residence in Kuala Lumpur before his inauguration as the eighth prime minister on March 1. (REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng )

Indonesia offered congratulations to Malaysia’s newly appointed Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, a presidential spokesperson said, after his inauguration on Sunday to replace veteran politician Mahathir Mohammad, who resigned on Feb. 24 during a week of political turmoil. Presidential spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expressed his sincere good wishes and congratulated Muhyiddin for his inauguration. “God willing, [he will] fulfill his mandate and be successful. Hopefully [God] will continue to bless the good relationship between Indonesia and Malaysia, two countries that share the same roots,” Fadjroel tweeted on behalf of the President on Sunday. Later that day, in a video that aired on Malaysian broadcaster TV3, Muhyiddin was seen receiving a phone call from President Jokowi, who congratulated him on his appoi...