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Mahathir's son ready to inherit Malaysia's political legacy

Mukhriz denies timeline for succession, notes PM needs time to repair economy

Mukhriz Mahathir, left, the son of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, said he is willing to take on a bigger political role if asked.(Photo source by AP)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Mukhriz Mahathir, son of the current prime minister of Malaysia, says he is prepared to follow in his father's footsteps after the world's oldest leader hands over the premiership to his longtime political foe and now ally, Anwar Ibrahim.

Mahathir Mohamad, who celebrated his 94th birthday on July 10, is facing rising pressure to pass the baton to Anwar, as agreed by the ruling coalition parties before the country's general election in May 2018.

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