Malaysia's leadership to meet but doubts over Mahathir-Anwar pact remain

There has been uncertainty over if and when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (left) will replace Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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KUALA LUMPUR - Expected showdown talks at the leadership meeting of Malaysia's ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) on Friday (Feb 21) may calm some jitters over the near-term stability of the government, but uncertainty over if and when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will replace Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is set to continue swirling.

Plans to reconstitute the ruling pact to exclude supporters of Mr Anwar have gained steam even as the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president's allies have turned up the pressure for him to ascend as soon as May.

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