Muhyiddin Yassin delivers his last address as prime minister on August 16. Photo: DPA Muhyiddin Yassin delivers his last address as prime minister on August 16. Photo: DPA
Muhyiddin Yassin delivers his last address as prime minister on August 16. Photo: DPA
Sophie Lemière
Opinion

Opinion

Sophie Lemière

Malaysia’s political pendulum has already swung back to Umno. Is Muhyiddin next?

  • The country has a new prime minister in Ismail Sabri, but its cabinet is mostly the same as Muhyiddin’s – signalling a return to conservative Malay politics
  • The former premier’s position heading the National Recovery Council is another sign of his survival instinct. Don’t discount another bid for the top job

Muhyiddin Yassin delivers his last address as prime minister on August 16. Photo: DPA Muhyiddin Yassin delivers his last address as prime minister on August 16. Photo: DPA
Muhyiddin Yassin delivers his last address as prime minister on August 16. Photo: DPA
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Sophie Lemière

Sophie Lemière

Sophie Lemière is a Visiting Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, University of Nottingham, Malaysia. She is also Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC and runs a political consulting firm based in Kuala Lumpur.