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Malaysia in transition

Mahathir to stay PM for 'at least' another year before succession

Malaysian leader stresses anti-corruption as 'most successful achievement'

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks to media in Kuala Lumpur on May 9. (Photo by Ying Xian Wong)

SINGAPORE -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on May 9 he would stay in office for at least another year before handing over the reins to his successor Anwar Ibrahim.

Mahathir was speaking with media in Kuala Lumpur on the one-year anniversary of the historic general elections that led to the country's first regime change since it gained independence in 1957.

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