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Ismail Sabri sworn in as Malaysia's new prime minister

2021-08-22 08:47:43       source:Global Times

August 21, 2021

Ismail Sabri Yaakob, former deputy prime minister, was sworn in on Saturday as the new prime minister of Malaysia.

TV live-broadcast showed Ismail Sabri, wearing traditional Malay clothes, took the oath of office in front of Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah at the national palace.

Ismail Sabri, 61, is the vice president of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) and had served in the cabinet of previous Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin as defense minister before being appointed as deputy prime minister in July.

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