Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Malaysia’s New PM Calls for Cooperation, End to Power Grabs

  • Prime minister invites opposition to join recovery council
  • Ismail Sabri is Malaysia’s third prime minister in 18 months
Bloomberg business news
WATCH: Malaysia’s new prime minister is calling for cooperation across parties. Bloomberg Opinion columnist Daniel Moss shares his views.(Source: Bloomberg)
Updated on

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob struck a tone of reconciliation in his inaugural public address, seeking to bring stability to a nation that has seen three premiers in 18 months. 

Ismail extended an invitation to opposition leaders to be part of the National Recovery Council that oversees the country’s plan to exit the pandemic, and the special Covid-19 committee. He also appealed to all members of parliament to work together to help revive the nation “without digging for differences,” after political maneuvering toppled the previous two administrations.