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Anwar Ibrahim, left, is waiting for Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, right, to hand him the reins of government as promised. (© Nikkei montage/Source photos by Reuters, Getty Images)
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Malaysia economy stands to lose in Mahathir-Anwar power game

High hopes for 2020 mired by transition doubts

P PREM KUMAR, Nikkei staff writer | Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR -- The year 2020 has long loomed large in the Malaysian mind.

"When I was in primary school, we were always asked to imagine and draw how Malaysia will be in 2020," recalled Hanafiah Ali, now a 31-year-old doctor. "I used to draw robots and flying cars."

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