On Saturday (21 August), Ismail Sabri was sworn in as Malaysia’s ninth Prime Minister in front of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
He pledged his to fulfil his duties as Prime Minister, and his first task is to take control of the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Not just an empty dream'
The new Prime Minister has expressed his optimism on the future of the country in the fight against the pandemic, Malay Mail
The success of the country's vaccination programme meant that Malaysians can soon go back to their hometowns to visit their parents, celebrate festivities and even travel domestically again.
On top of that, youngsters may soon enjoy go out and enjoy recreational activities, as well as go back to school, again.
According to Ismail Sabri, these prospects are not "just an empty dream" as the government has previously managed to bring the number of cases down.
"Based on data from last Friday, 20 August, the daily cases in Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan have dropped drastically to a single digit for seven days in a row after achieving 90 per cent of adult herd immunity," he was quoted as saying.
To achieve that, Ismal Sabri has urged all Malaysians who have yet to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.
"By doing so, we are assisting and appreciating the sacrifices of our frontliners who are still struggling to ensure that we can live our lives in the new norm," he added.
Let's hope this dream becomes a reality soon.