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What Does Ismail Sabri as UMNO’s PM Candidate Mean For Politics?

Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs

21-Apr-22 15:00

What Does Ismail Sabri as UMNO’s PM Candidate Mean For Politics?

Last Thursday, UMNO made the decision to announce incumbent Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, as the party’s PM candidate for GE15. This announcement certainly came as a surprise, as many expected Mohamad Hasan (Tok Mat) or perhaps even party president Zahid Hamidi to be named instead. But what does the naming of Ismail Sabri as PM candidate mean for UMNO, and does that tell us anything about when GE15 will be held?

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