Johor MB calls on all political leaders to unite in tackling Covid-19 with Ismail Sabri’s appointment as PM

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Hasni said with Ismail Sabri’s appointment, the political crisis has come to an end and all parties can now focus on the Covid-19 pandemic. — Picture courtesy of the Johor Mentri Besar’s Office
Hasni said with Ismail Sabri’s appointment, the political crisis has come to an end and all parties can now focus on the Covid-19 pandemic. — Picture courtesy of the Johor Mentri Besar’s Office

JOHOR BARU, Aug 20 — Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad today called on all political leaders to accept Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the next prime minister and unite against the Covid-19 pandemic for the sake of the country.

He said they should set aside political differences and remain focused on efforts to address the pandemic.

“Let us declare a political truce and come together to help the people, especially in the areas we represent,” said Hasni when congratulating Ismail Sabri on his appointment by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong earlier today.

Hasni said with Ismail Sabri’s appointment, the political crisis has come to an end and all parties can now focus on the Covid-19 pandemic as well as steering the country’s economic recovery.

“Alhamdulillah, the crisis has finally been resolved peacefully. I am confident that the prime minister can lead the country towards becoming a more developed and prosperous nation,” he said.

Earlier, Ismail Sabri was appointed as the ninth prime minister after the Yang di-Pertuan Agong was satisfied that he had the support of 114 lawmakers or enough for a simple majority.

The Bera MP from Umno replaces Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who resigned as the prime minister on Monday.

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