Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia’s Anwar-Azmin rivalry expected to end in ‘uneasy truce’, for now, as PM Mahathir Mohamad enters fray

  • The premier has been invited to an event organised by the PKR, of which Anwar Ibrahim and Azmin Ali are leaders, in the wake of a gay sex scandal
  • But while Mahathir’s involvement will bring about a ceasefire between the two men, who are both designated to succeed him, analysts say the rivalry will continue to intensify
Topic |   Malaysia

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters
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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.