Umno said to be keen on having its V-P replace PM Muhyiddin

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's newly minted deputy Ismail Sabri Yaakob is emerging as a contender to replace the premier.
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's newly minted deputy Ismail Sabri Yaakob is emerging as a contender to replace the premier.PHOTOS: REUTERS, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR - Umno has been weighing up a bold move to replace Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, with his newly minted deputy Ismail Sabri Yaakob emerging as a contender.

This comes amid growing calls for the premier to resign over a damaging clash with Malaysia's revered King.

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