WILL ANWAR ACTUALLY SUCCEED MAHATHIR AS MALAYSIA’S NEXT PRIME MINISTER?
BY BHAVAN JAIPRAGAS

Will Anwar Ibrahim actually succeed Mahathir Mohamad as Malaysia’s next Prime Minister? That question has dominated Malaysian politics for months, and the opposition’s high-flying Khairy Jamaluddin – an ex-minister who was once viewed as prime minister material – says he has had to deal with the poser even though he is now far from the corridors of power.

It has huge implications on succession planning and on stability for Malaysia
Khairy Jamaluddin
The speculation has risen amid whispers from within the government that Anwar, prime minister-in-waiting according to an agreement within the coalition that won last year’s election, fears 93-year-old Mahathir has no plans to hand power to him.

Speaking at a conference in Singapore, Khairy, who was a key member of the defeated Najib Razak government, said the issue was top of the minds of many politics-savvy Malaysians.

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