Ismail Sabri is confirmed as Malaysia’s next Prime Minister: Malaysia’s King


Umno has restored the prime ministership of Malaysia just three years after suffering a shock election setback that ended the party’s six-decade reign since independence.
As per the Malaysian correspondence of Voice Asia News, Mr. Manimaran Suppiah, After a meeting with various state governors that lasted less than two hours on Friday (Aug 20), the King confirmed that the grand old party’s vice president Ismail Sabri Yaakob would be the ninth prime minister.
The palace issued a statement shortly before 5 p.m., minutes after the “special discussion” ended, claiming Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah “has consented to appoint Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri” and will swear him in at 2.30 p.m. Saturday.
“His Majesty expressed the hope that, with the appointment of the new Prime Minister, the political crisis will be resolved quickly, and that all MPs will be able to put aside their narrow political agendas and work together to combat the Covid-10 pandemic for the sake of the public and nation,” according to the statement.
Mr. Ismail is anticipated to call a session of Parliament soon since the ruler stated when Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin resigned on Monday that his successor must demonstrate his legitimacy through a confidence motion.
Mr. Ismail, the Muhyiddin administration’s deputy premier, would also have to choose a Cabinet that can ensure a quick recovery from the coronavirus crisis and healthy economic recovery.



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