Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob listens during an announcement of Barisan National candidates at Umno headquarters ahead of the November 19 general elections. Photo: Bloomberg
Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob listens during an announcement of Barisan National candidates at Umno headquarters ahead of the November 19 general elections. Photo: Bloomberg
Malaysia

Malaysia’s Umno drops PM Ismail Sabri’s allies ahead of November 19 polls as power struggle intensifies

  • Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi left out eight ministers and deputy ministers from the candidate list of the Barisan Nasional coalition
  • The removal of Ismail’s allies is the latest in an increasingly strained relationship between the PM and the Umno leader, who also heads the coalition

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob listens during an announcement of Barisan National candidates at Umno headquarters ahead of the November 19 general elections. Photo: Bloomberg
Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob listens during an announcement of Barisan National candidates at Umno headquarters ahead of the November 19 general elections. Photo: Bloomberg
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