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HomeMalaysia NewsMuhyiddin Yassin Asks Bersatu MPs, Allies To Back Ismail Sabri For PM

Muhyiddin Yassin Asks Bersatu MPs, Allies To Back Ismail Sabri For PM

Caretaker PM Muhyiddin Yassin has advised his party’s 31 MPs and four allies to support Ismail Sabri Yakoob for the post of Prime Minister. Speaking to Malaysiakini, Bersatu supreme council member Datuk Eddin Syazlee Shith said that everyone in their camp has agreed to support Ismail Sabri. Eddin Syazlee said that based on the hierarchy, Bersatu secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin could be the candidate for deputy prime minister.

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The MPs have a deadline of 4pm today to submit their choice for the Prime Minister’s post. The leaders from Barisan Nasional and Umno had met to finalise their prime minister candidate yesterday, and it is understood that Sabri’s name is clear for the seat. However, some UMNO Supreme Council members, on the condition of anonymity, have said the deal is not set in stone.