Assessing Ismail Sabri’s new, old cabinet


Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s choices of who has a seat in his cabinet show that his government will not be a radical departure from his predecessor’s. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 29, 2021.

ONE of the first challenges for any incoming prime minister is the assembly of the cabinet that he will lead during his tenure.

Through his or her choice of cabinet members, we can  determine how the prime minister intends to govern and whether he intends to make sweeping changes or stick with the status quo.


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