Malaysia's fight against corruption seen tied to new PM's political strength

KUALA LUMPUR – The elevation of Ismail Sabri Yaakob as Malaysia’s next prime minister has raised questions among political observers over whether the Umno vice-president will continue to push hard against corruption and kleptocracy which involve other party leaders.

Datuk Seri Ismail is slated to be sworn in on Saturday (Aug 21) as Malaysia’s third prime minister since May 2018 – just three years and three months ago.

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