Ismail Sabri to become the next prime minister, has 115 MPs supporting him, a source told Malaysiakini.
The Umno supreme council has unanimously decided to nominate Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the party’s sole candidate for prime minister, the news portal said.
Umno MPs, including those from Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s camp , have confirmed that the party vice-president will get support from all 38 Umno MPs.
With the backing of all 42 Umno and BN MPs, Ismail Sabri is on course to become the next prime minister with 115 MPs on his side.
When contacted, Pengerang MP Azalina Othman Said confirmed the matter with Malaysiakini.