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Malaysian PM Rallies for Successor and Former Foe Anwar

Malaysian PM Rallies for Successor and Former Foe Anwar

Monday, 08 October 2018 01:38 PM

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has campaigned for his designated successor and former foe Anwar Ibrahim, urging voters to support Anwar's return to active politics.

Mahathir's appearance at a political rally Monday night marked the first time in two decades that the two leaders shared the same stage after setting aside a bitter political feud to form an alliance that won a stunning victory in May's national elections.

Anwar was convicted for sodomy in 2015 but freed and pardoned by King Muhammad V after the national elections.

He is expected to easily win a parliamentary by-election to fill a vacant seat for the southern coastal town of Port Dickson on Sunday so he can return to parliament and prepare for his eventual takeover from Mahathir.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has campaigned for his designated successor and former foe Anwar Ibrahim, urging voters to support Anwar's return to active politics.Mahathir's appearance at a political rally Monday night marked the first time in two decades that...
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