Opposition split over Mahathir or Anwar for PM may be big boost for Muhyiddin

(From left) Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Mr Anwar Ibrahim.PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, REUTERS, ANWAR IBRAHIM/FACEBOOK

KUALA LUMPUR - The Democratic Action Party's (DAP) open backing for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to return as Malaysia's premier has revealed the clear schism within the Anwar Ibrahim-led Pakatan Harapan (PH).

The move could end the challenge to Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's legitimacy, which has been under assault since he took office on March 1.

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