Ismail Sabri Yaakob is Malaysia’s ninth prime minister. Photo: Xinhua Ismail Sabri Yaakob is Malaysia’s ninth prime minister. Photo: Xinhua
Ismail Sabri Yaakob is Malaysia’s ninth prime minister. Photo: Xinhua
Malaysia

What’s next in Malaysia’s political rollercoaster as Ismail Sabri Yaakob becomes new PM?

  • The Muhyiddin loyalist is taking office as political feuding endures amid a worsening Covid-19 crisis and a battered economy
  • Analysts say Ismail Sabri is unlikely to rock the boat on foreign policy amid the US-China rivalry, while domestically, he’ll have to keep allies happy ahead of an expected election next year

Topic |   Malaysia
Ismail Sabri Yaakob is Malaysia’s ninth prime minister. Photo: Xinhua Ismail Sabri Yaakob is Malaysia’s ninth prime minister. Photo: Xinhua
Ismail Sabri Yaakob is Malaysia’s ninth prime minister. Photo: Xinhua
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