Mahathir-Anwar stalemate pulling Malaysia's opposition pact apart

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (left) is bidding to be premier while Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is still awaiting his chance. PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
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KUALA LUMPUR - The momentum for Pakatan Harapan's (PH) counter-coup has stalled just inches from the finish line after a failure to agree on who would lead Malaysia should the coalition succeed in toppling Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

The inability to reconcile Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's bid to take power for the third time and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's desire to end a 22-year wait to become premier makes it a case of so near, yet so far, in light of Perikatan Nasional's (PN) wafer-thin majority.

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