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Ismail Sabri & Hishammuddin Hussein Promoted; UMNO Pulls Out of PN?

James Chai, Political Commentator

08-Jul-21 15:00

Ismail Sabri & Hishammuddin Hussein Promoted; UMNO Pulls Out of PN?

Amid the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases, job losses and suicide cases, we’ve got another round of, no, not brilliant policy ideas focused on the people’s welfare, but of course, more elite level political drama. Last evening, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has been promoted to Deputy Prime Minister, while Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has been appointed as Senior Minister, with immediate effect. Both these ministers are from UMNO. However, a few hours later, UMNO announced that it will be pulling out its support for the Prime Minister and his government, also effective immediately. Political commentator, James Chai, joins us to unpack it all.

Image source: Ismail Sabri Yaakob Facebook, Hishammuddin Hussein Facebook. Zahid Hamidi Facebook

Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Dashran Yohan

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Tags:  The Bigger PictureBeyond the Ballot BoxUMNOPerikatan NasionalIsmail SabriHishammuddin HusseinMalaysian politicspoliticsGovernment/Regulatory/Policy MakingOther personality interviewsPolitics, News, Current Affairs

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