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Malaysian PM Ismail Sabri Yaakob on tightrope as accord with opposition winds down

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob is only in charge by virtue of a slim majority. PHOTO: AFP
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob is caught between a rock and a hard place.

His rise to power since 2020 has been meteoric but also born out of unique circumstances that are now increasingly hemming him in from all sides.

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