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Ismail Sabri Front Runner as Next PM? Unity Government? What Next?

Iskandar Fareez, Communications Director, REFSA

19-Aug-21 15:00

Ismail Sabri Front Runner as Next PM? Unity Government? What Next?

The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, has resigned. UMNO’s Ismail Sabri Yaakob is on track to become the 9th Prime Minister of Malaysia, after reportedly commanding the confidence of 114 Members of Parliament, three more than required to form a simple majority government. However, there are some sources that say that it’s the YDPA’s wish, that all parties can unite just for a few months, weather the COVID-19 storm, and then go for elections for a reset. Iskandar Fareez of the think tank, REFSA, joins us to discuss everything that has been going on in our extremely fluid political scene, including the possibility of a unity government, and what it means for our health, economic and political crisis.

Image source: Ismail Sabri Yaakob Facebook, Anwar Ibrahim Facebook

Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Dashran Yohan

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Categories:  PoliticsSocial Issueslaw & legal matters

Tags:  The Bigger PictureBeyond the Ballot Boxpoliticsmalaysian politicsPM8ResignsMuhyiddin YassinIsmail SabriUMNOPerikatan NasionalPakatan HarapanAnwar Ibrahim

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