Anwar presses for handover amid growing grumbles against Mahathir's government

A recent claim by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (left) that Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right) had agreed to hand over power to him within two years is in contrast to statements by Pakatan Harapan leaders that no deadline had been set.
A recent claim by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (left) that Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right) had agreed to hand over power to him within two years is in contrast to statements by Pakatan Harapan leaders that no deadline had been set.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has subtly ramped up pressure for the promised transition of power from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, even as their Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is facing a public backlash over discordant policies and a slowing economy.

While Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) publicly threw its support behind Tun Dr Mahathir on Sunday (Feb 24) amid swirling rumours of a no-confidence vote against his administration, the party repeated Mr Anwar's recent claim that the premier had agreed to hand over power to him within two years.

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