Posters of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad and pardoned politician Anwar Ibrahim, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Picture: Reuters Posters of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad and pardoned politician Anwar Ibrahim, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Picture: Reuters
Posters of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad and pardoned politician Anwar Ibrahim, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Picture: Reuters
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Malaysia’s Anwar-Mahathir alliance is unlikely, but no more so than some from China’s past

Chinese history is rife with former adversaries uniting against a common enemy, but these collaborations don’t always end well

Posters of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad and pardoned politician Anwar Ibrahim, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Picture: Reuters Posters of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad and pardoned politician Anwar Ibrahim, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Picture: Reuters
Posters of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad and pardoned politician Anwar Ibrahim, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Picture: Reuters
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Wee Kek Koon

Wee Kek Koon

Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.