Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has deftly manoeuvred Malaysian politics over his seven-decade career. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia’s sex-video scandal pits Anwar against Azmin – but Mahathir is the big winner

  • Analysts say the prime minister is throwing his weight behind Azmin, while he may simultaneously be trying to shore up his own party
  • The ever-shifting alliances in Malaysian politics could even see Mahathir’s son, Mukhriz, become a key figure in the tussle over who becomes the country’s next leader
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Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has deftly manoeuvred Malaysian politics over his seven-decade career. Photo: Reuters
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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
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters
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