Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Photo: DPA Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Photo: DPA
Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Photo: DPA
Ooi Kok Hin
Opinion

Opinion

Ooi Kok Hin

Malaysia’s new PM needs to shore up support if he wants to stay in power

  • Ismail Sabri Yaakob was catapulted into Malaysia’s highest office under the most unusual of circumstances, writes Ooi Kok Hin
  • As a non-party leader his position is ‘weak’, relatives to his predecessors, and the coalition he heads is fragile – circumstances he must now overcome

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Photo: DPA Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Photo: DPA
Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Photo: DPA
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