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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia's Anwar denies leadership conflict with Mahathir

Prime minister-in-waiting says succession plan remains intact

Anwar Ibrahim is due to take over as prime minister from Mahathir Mohamad in 2020.

KUALA LUMPUR -- Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's anointed successor, on Monday tried to quell rumors about a conflict within the ruling alliance that could impede his path to the job he was promised.

The 71-year-old lawmaker is due to take over from Mahathir in 2020 under a political deal which unified an opposition camp that went on to unseat former Prime Minister Najib Razak last May.

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