Mahathir seizes the day as Anwar-Azmin feud escalates

The day of his departure as PM is pushed back again without a whimper of protest from coalition partners

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Malaysia's political succession has once again taken an unexpected twist.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is apparently not stepping down as prime minister next May as widely expected, but seems intent to hold on till after Malaysia hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in November next year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 17, 2019, with the headline Mahathir seizes the day as Anwar-Azmin feud escalates. Subscribe