Ismail Sabri Yaakob must face a vote of confidence when the legislature convenes on September 6. Photo: AP Ismail Sabri Yaakob must face a vote of confidence when the legislature convenes on September 6. Photo: AP
Ismail Sabri Yaakob must face a vote of confidence when the legislature convenes on September 6. Photo: AP
Malaysia

Malaysia’s Umno takes back reins as king picks Ismail Sabri Yaakob as new PM

  • The 61-year-old is a three-decade veteran of the United Malays National Organisation and has previously courted controversy for his strident views on Malay ethno-nationalism
  • New leader is likely to keep ties with China and the United States on an even keel, experts say

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Ismail Sabri Yaakob must face a vote of confidence when the legislature convenes on September 6. Photo: AP Ismail Sabri Yaakob must face a vote of confidence when the legislature convenes on September 6. Photo: AP
Ismail Sabri Yaakob must face a vote of confidence when the legislature convenes on September 6. Photo: AP
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