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