Malaysia’s new PM strikes conciliatory tone in 1st address

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob struck a conciliatory tone in his first national address Sunday, saying he would embrace the opposition in an effort to tackle the runaway pandemic and revive a slumping economy. A day after being sworn in, Ismail said the political battles that led to a change of government twice … Read more

Malaysia: Ismail Sabri Yaakob appointed new prime minister

Malaysia’s king on Friday named Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the country’s new prime minister. Ismail Sabri’s appointment means the longest-governing party, the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), has reclaimed the premiership it lost in a shock 2018 election defeat. Ismail Sabri replaces Muhyiddin Yassin, who stepped down this week after losing his parliamentary majority due … Read more

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