Even a DPM cannot arrest Bersatu’s recent downfall

Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

While Ismail Sabri Yaakob became deputy prime minister to Muhyiddin Yassin, he has been reluctant to follow precedent in selecting his deputy now that he is in the top job. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 14, 2022.

MANY have forgotten an interesting piece of trivia that Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob is and, in all likelihood, will remain the deputy prime minister (DPM) with the shortest time in office.

His official stint as DPM under the Muhyiddin Yassin administration only lasted 40 days (July 7-August 16, 2021) before he was appointed prime minister.

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