KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar says he will succeed Mahathir as Malaysia’s prime minister around 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) – Malaysian ruling party leader Anwar Ibrahim, who cut a deal to become the country’s next prime minister ahead of last year’s election, said he should take power around May 2020.

“There’s an understanding that it should be around that time, but I don’t think I should be too petty about the exact month,” Datuk Seri Anwar said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (Sept 18), when asked whether the transition would happen two years after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad took power.

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