Ismail Sabri Yaakob appointed new Malaysian PM: palace

Ismail Sabri Yaakob appointed new Malaysian PM: palace

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Kuala Lumpur: Veteran politician Ismail Sabri Yakoob was named Malaysia’s new prime minister Friday after the previous government collapsed, the national palace said, with a scandal-plagued party reclaiming the leadership that it lost at elections in 2018.

Ismail Sabri received the backing of a majority of lawmakers, and “in accordance with the constitution”, the king appointed him as the prime minister, the palace said in a statement.

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