In his inaugural public address, Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob struck a tone of reconciliation — 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, which 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.

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