Ismail Sabri gunning for Umno presidency with new appointments, say analysts

Diyana Ibrahim Raevathi Supramaniam

Analysts say Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s position will be much easier when he can control party and country, first neutralising Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s influence. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 28, 2021.

PRIME Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has his eyes set on the Umno presidency, dispensing ministerial appointments to party lawmakers not loyal to incumbent Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, analysts said.

They told The Malaysian Insight the appointments will ensure that the MPs’ loyalty lies with Ismail Sabri when the party elections are held.

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