UMNO has unanimously decided to back Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri for the post-Prime Minister’s post, multiple sources familiar with the matter confirmed to MyShorts.
With support from all 38 MPs from UMNO and the entire Barisan Nasional camp, it looks like a comfortable sail for Sabri to the PM seat.
The MPs had started signing their statutory declarations in support of Sabri as early as Monday.
Senior politician, Hamzah Zainuddin, is being supported for the post of deputy prime minister.
However, Zainuddin’s status for the post of DPM is still in limbo.
Sabri, who had gone against UMNO Supreme Council’s call to quit the DPM post, was only big face seen acceptable to all the factions.