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Mahathir wages lonely battle against Najib despite support

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Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's former prime minister, has even joined hands with former political foes in his campaign to oust current leader Najib Razak over a corruption scandal. But he still walks a lonely road, with few in the ruling party or the market taking heed of his message.

     Mahathir took center stage at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur on March 4, where he read out the Citizen's Declaration calling for Najib to step down. But what surprised people was not his harsh rhetoric, but the wide support he received from key opposition figures.

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