Umno and BN endorse Ismail Sabri as their choice for PM


Top choice: Sources also confirmed that all the MPs have put down their signatures and decided to throw their weight behind Ismail Sabri.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Barisan Nasional and Umno supreme council have endorsed Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as their choice for prime minister.

“He has the numbers and is our choice for the ninth prime minister,” said sources.

Sources said it was a unanimous decision that was not questioned by any MP during a meeting of Barisan MPs held at the coalition’s headquarters at Kuala Lumpur World Trade Centre last night.

Sources also confirmed that all the MPs have put down their signatures and decided to throw their weight behind the Umno vice-president.

“All statutory declarations from the Barisan MPs will be sent to Istana Negara on Aug 18 as requested by the King,” said a source.

The two meetings were chaired by Barisan chairman and Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Umno’s Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin, who walked out at around 11pm, said the decision was unanimous but only smiled when asked who the candidate was.

Padang Besar MP Zahidi Zainul Abidin said the Umno leadership would announce the name of the candidate, commenting that he was credible.

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said they were now looking for stability.

“We want stability for the country and economy and we need to focus on Covid-19,” he said.

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said Barisan MPs had decided on the coalition’s choice for prime minister.

Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman said Ismail Sabri had received the support of Barisan MPs to be the next prime minister.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Melaka Polls: Umno, BN should be ready to face elections by themselves if no coalitions willing to cooperate, says Najib
PM: Yayasan Keluarga Malaysia set up to support Malaysian children orphaned by Covid-19
Jeffrey Kitingan: Sabah assembly the right avenue to discuss amendments to Federal Constitution
Girl, 17, detained to assist with investigations into discovery of baby girl's body
Three-year-old boy feared drowned after falling into Sg Tawau
Covid-19 watch: Singapore places Malaysia under Category III
Melaka Polls: Norhizam to announce which party he will contest for in 48 hours
Melaka Polls: State DAP says will defend Pengkalan Batu seat
Covid-19: Two new workplace clusters detected, contributing 29 out of 5,828 new infections
Covid-19: Death of 14-year-old not linked to vaccine jab, says Johor Health Dept

Others Also Read


Vouchers