Major challenge for Malaysia PM Ismail: Testy relations between Umno and Bersatu

Unmo officials privately gripe that PM Ismail Sabri Yaakob is being overly accommodative to the demands of his predecessor Muhyiddin Yassin.
Unmo officials privately gripe that PM Ismail Sabri Yaakob is being overly accommodative to the demands of his predecessor Muhyiddin Yassin.PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who was appointed to the position last month with a slim three-seat majority support in Parliament, is facing a major challenge.

He has to juggle testy relations between his own party, Umno, and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, or Bersatu, which is headed by his predecessor Muhyiddin Yassin.

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