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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia's Mahathir gains Anwar's backing as prime minister

Race for leadership tightens amid political crisis

Malaysia's interim prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, says he has sufficient parliamentary backing to allow him to remain in office.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's interim prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, on Saturday declared that he now has the support of the coalition led by Anwar Ibrahim, which could allow him to stay on as leader.

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