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Malaysia in transition

Mahathir's new coalition ousts Anwar from Malaysia PM race

Leader has support of lawmakers to stay on until 2023

Anwar called the move a betrayal.(Photo taken in Melaka, Malaysia, Dec. 7, 2019)   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Some 130 Malaysian lawmakers, mostly from the opposition parties, have declared their support for Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to complete his five-year term, denying Anwar Ibrahim his chance at becoming prime minister. 

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