Tussle in Umno over Cabinet posts just days after party reclaims premiership

Malaysian Prime MInister Ismail Sabri Yaakob promised to announce his Cabinet line-up this week but he has yet to formally meet his party's leadership since being sworn in. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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KUALA LUMPUR - Just a week after setting aside their differences to ensure the party reclaimed Malaysia's premiership, Umno's factions are at loggerheads again over prized positions in Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob's Cabinet.

Prime Minister Ismail, the Umno vice-president, was eventually backed by all but one of the party's 38 MPs - only former finance minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah refused - after showdown talks between the bickering camps on Aug 17.

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