Malaysia sex video scandal a test of Mahathir's partnership with Anwar

Tensions are rising between Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his likely heir, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

In a country where sex scandals implicating aspirants to the national leadership are nothing new, last week's circulation of a sex video purporting to show Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali with another man was initially seen as a regular bump.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 16, 2019, with the headline 'Scandal a test of Mahathir's partnership with Anwar'. Print Edition | Subscribe