Malaysia PM Ismail's one year in power: On stronger footing, but not a sure bet at polls

It is not yet clear if Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob one year in power has bestowed him enough influence to get a fresh mandate at the next election. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
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KUALA LUMPUR - As the clock winds down on Malaysia's parliamentary term, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob is looking more secure both in government and within his fragmented Umno party.

But it is not yet clear if his one year in power has bestowed him with enough influence to get a fresh mandate at the next election.

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