Entrusted to manage country during tough times a great honour, says Ismail Sabri

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today described the huge responsibility entrusted to him to help manage the country during the tough times as a great honour.

In a Facebook post, the Bera Member of Parliament also thanked all quarters and apologised for the mistakes he might have made during his tenure.

At the same time, Ismail Sabri, who is also formerly the defence minister, expressed hope that the fight against Covid-19 would remain a priority for all.

“Let’s pray that Malaysia will continue to prosper and enjoy peace and harmony,” he said.

The post was published after Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced his resignation after only 17 months of being the country’s eighth prime minister.

In a special announcement live on television, Muhyiddin also announced the resignation of his 29-member Cabinet, including Ismail Sabri.

Ismail Sabri, who is also Umno’s vice-president, was sworn in as the defence minister on March 10 last year before being appointed as the deputy prime minister on July 7, 2021.

Source: The Edge Markets