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Malaysia in transition

Ismail Sabri named Malaysia PM, putting scandal-hit party on top

New leader from UMNO to be sworn in on Saturday in reversal of 2018 election

Ismail Sabri Yaakob has been designated Malaysia's next prime minister, succeeding Muhyiddin Yassin.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's next prime minister will be Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the palace announced on Friday, putting a party hit by corruption scandals and ousted by voters back in the driver's seat.

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