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Ismail’s rise puts UMNO back on top in Malaysia

SINGAPORE – Ismail Sabri Yaakob, vice president of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), will be sworn in as Malaysia’s ninth prime minister on Saturday (August 21), less than a week after his predecessor Muhyiddin Yassin resigned after lawmakers withdrew support for his government. Few foresaw Ismail’s rise from a mid-tier party leader to Malaysia’s […]