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. PHOTO: AFP
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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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