Prime minister needs to steer clear of Najib, say analysts

Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has been busy securing widespread bipartisan support but experts fear appointing convicted former prime minister Najib Razak as an economic adviser could backfire. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 20, 2021.

PRIME Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob is trying to quell resistance from different factions to shore up support, political observers said as rumours that former prime minister Najib Razak has become his economic adviser gain momentum.

Analysts said Ismail was working towards securing widespread backing from all quarters at least until the next general election.

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  • Keep your friends close and keep your enemies even closer and keep them happy, a bunch of snakes indeed.

    Posted 1 month ago by Teruna Kelana

  • Its sheer lunacy to give a convicted felon any role whether officially or unofficially in the Govt. DSIS should know the kind of message he will send to the people and the world if he goes thru with giving the felon a role.

    Posted 4 weeks ago by Super Duper