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New Malaysian PM may hold weak majority, unity government could end fractious politics: Analysts

Datuk Seri Ismail's support base of 115 lawmakers mirrors the numbers Mr Muhyiddin had before he was ousted.PHOTO: BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's constitutional monarch may propose a unity government as a way to end the country's fractious politics as it battles a raging coronavirus outbreak, said analysts.

While it appears that Umno vice-president Ismail Sabri Yaakob is the front runner to be the next prime minister, his administration, if confirmed, may be on shaky ground, just like that of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

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