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Umno’s Cabinet team key to ensuring Zahid and PM Anwar’s longevity in government

Malaysia PM Anwar Ibrahim (right) along with his deputies Zahid Hamidi (centre) and Fadillah Yusof after the swearing-in ceremony, in KL on Dec 3, 2022. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s decision to appoint six Cabinet members from his former rival Umno will effectively create a team of Umno leaders who will look to consolidating their own leadership positions ahead of a looming party election.

This would help ensure Datuk Seri Anwar’s and Zahid Hamidi’s longevity as head of government and deputy prime minister, respectively.

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