Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir said on the 15th that he will serve for one to two years The Prime Minister will continue to play a role behind the scenes even if he steps down. Mahathir also said that former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar (also translated as "Anwar"), who had been pardoned before, was free to participate in politics. According to a Reuters report on the 15th, Mahathir told the Wall Street Journal in Kuala Lumpur via a video link that Anwar may need to find a seat in the parliament after his release. He may then serve in the cabinet but will join the alliance. The other three party leaders play the same role. "He has no privilege."
Mahatir had previously promised that if he takes office, he will only serve as prime minister for two years and will hand over the seat to former deputy prime minister Anwar. Former Malaysian Finance Minister John Dain told the Straits Times on the 15th that it would be foolish for Mahathir to rush to hand over to Anwar. Dhain was recently invited by Mahathir to lead a five-member elite advisory group. He said that the more pragmatic leader is handed over in the middle of the new government, which is to allow Mahathir to hold power for at least two years until 2020.
According to Malaysia’s “Sin Chew Daily” reported on the 15th, Anwar is expected to regain his freedom on the 16th. According to reports, the Malaysian Royal Amnesty Commission’s meeting on the release of Anwar was scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. on the 16th and Anwar is expected to be released in the afternoon. The People’s Justice Party, chaired by Anwar’s wife Wang Azsha, has called on the people to celebrate Anwar’s release and plans to hold “People’s Independence Rally” in Selangor on the evening of the 16th to celebrate. According to the itinerary, Anwar will arrive at the playground at 10 o'clock that night. He will then publish his first public speech after his release at 1045.
The Wall Street Journal quoted Anwar as saying on the 15th: “I am not in a hurry. Prime Minister Mahathir needs time to complete his goals.” Wanda Azsha also said after visiting her husband on the same day. Anwar is not in a hurry to serve as prime minister. Hizmun asked to have a stable transitional government under the leadership of Mahathir. P>
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