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Face to watch in 2019: Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian PM

Dr Mahathir Mohamad said after the May elections that he would step down in "about two years".
Dr Mahathir Mohamad said after the May elections that he would step down in "about two years".

Will he, or won't he?

Next year could be the year that defines if Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, 93, will do what he could not two decades ago: hand over the reins of power to former protege Anwar Ibrahim.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian PM'. Print Edition | Subscribe