Malaysia's battle of frenemies looms in Johor by-election

Tanjung Piai poll offers a glimpse of new undercurrents at play in rival camps

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It was the sort of scenario that the 94-year-old Prime Minister of Malaysia had long dreamt of.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and leaders of the main Malay political parties - friends as well as foes - gathered under one roof last weekend at the Malay Dignity Congress in Kuala Lumpur.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2019, with the headline 'Malaysia's battle of frenemies looms in Johor by-election'. Subscribe