There have been whispers from within the government that Anwar fears 93-year-old Mahathir has no plans to hand power to him. Photo: AP

Will Anwar actually succeed Mahathir as Malaysia’s next prime minister?

  • The opposition’s Khairy Jamaluddin says he has had to deal with the question even though he is now far from the corridors of power
  • But he still feels Anwar is the best bet to take over after Mahathir because of his ability to lead Malaysians across the spectrum
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There have been whispers from within the government that Anwar fears 93-year-old Mahathir has no plans to hand power to him. Photo: AP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.