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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia PM's new cabinet excludes scandal-tainted UMNO colleagues

Ismail Sabri vows 'results-oriented' team that looks much like his predecessor's

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, seen during his inauguration on Aug. 21, says his new cabinet will work to rebuild public confidence in the government.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's new Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Friday unveiled a cabinet that leaves out key figures from his party who have been accused or found guilty of corruption.

Nearly a week after being sworn in as leader, Ismail Sabri selected a team of 31 ministers with no surprises, retaining much of the previous cabinet led by Muhyiddin Yassin.

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