Ismail Sabri’s PM post still ‘solid’ if booted from Umno: observers

Analysts say Bera MP could be supported by PH, PN, East M’sia parties with confidence vote

(The Vibes) – Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob will likely remain as prime minister if Umno decides to sack him for ignoring calls to dissolve Parliament and alleged requests to intervene in graft cases of key party figures, observers said.

He projected that Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is facing a string of corruption charges, might only be able to convince around 15 Umno MPs to withdraw support – as others, such as Umno ministers and deputies, could still support Ismail Sabri.

Owing to this, Ong said Ismail Sabri might not even need to call for a confidence vote in Parliament should he be sacked from Umno.

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