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Malaysia in transition

Mahathir struggles to unite Malaysia's opposition

Anwar Ibrahim's daughter now vouches for the man who jailed her dad

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad waves after being rebuffed in an attempt to visit jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 10.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- He remains Malaysia's longest-ruling prime minister and was one of 20th Century Asia's most outspoken political leaders. Now Mahathir Mohamad cannot even meet opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, a former colleague-turned-rival.

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