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Malaysia's new Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, was sworn in on Saturday 21 August, after the resignation of the former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, and his entire cabinet, less than 18 months in office. The resignation came amidst infighting in Yassin’s coalition cost him majority support. But Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob faces an uphill task in uniting a polarised society and reviving a slumping economy and a worsening pandemic. Malaysia has one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates and deaths per capita. Today's guest is Irene Xavier from the Labour Law Reform Coalition.