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Umno unanimously backs Ismail Sabri for PM

The Umno supreme council has unanimously decided to nominate Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the party’s sole candidate for prime minister, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Multiple sources - 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 is on course to become the next prime minister with 115 MPs on his side.

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