Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah has named Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Vice President of the United Malaysia National Organisation (UMNO) as the country’s new Prime Minister, the Royal Palace said in a statement.
UMNO Secretary General Ahmad Maslan said Ismail is eligible to become the Prime Minister of Malaysia, based on his experience in runnKuala Lumpur, Malaysia (VNA) – According to the palace, Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah has appointed Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Vice President of the United Malaysia National Organisation (UMNO), as the country’s new Prime Minister.
The appointment was made following a meeting between King Al-Sultan Abdullah and other royal rulers on August 20.
Ismail’s election as Malaysia’s ninth Prime Minister is unsurprising, given that he earned 114 ing the country in difficult times. He held the position of Defense Minister from March 2020 before being appointed Deputy Prime Minister in July 2021.
Malaysia’s House of Representatives has 222 seats, although only 220 MPs are currently serving because two MPs died in 2020. As a result, Ismail will require the votes of at least 111 MPs to become Prime Minister.
Former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin resigned on August 16 after his political alliance lost majority support in parliament due to infighting.
With Ismail’s appointment, the UMNO, which had lost the 2018 general elections, has made a comeback.