Employment Pass - "Pass Approval Stage"

I got a job offer to work with a big tech company in Malaysia. This is my second job in Malaysia.
My application has been filed for EP (category I).

On the ESD portal, my application status shows "Pass approval Stage". It's been 8 working days since submission. Looking at the explanation it states "Pass Approval Stage - The application is successful and pending for pass approval."

I was told the entire process takes 5 working days. Here are my concerns:

What could be the reason(s) for this delay?
How long does it typically take for the application to go from "Pass Approval Stage" to "Pass Issuance Stage"?
Since my application has already gone through the verification stage and decision stage succesfully, are there any possibilities of the application being rejected?

Thanks for your help.

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