๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ What’s behind the newfound alliance in Malaysia? | Inside Story

He’s describing it as a new dawn for Malaysia.

Anwar Ibrahim has walked free from prison thanks to a royal pardon and the help of the man who sacked and jailed him 20 years ago.

Mahathir Mohamad was re-elected last week as the world’s oldest prime minister.

And the 92-year-old is choosing Anwar – his former deputy before they became political enemies – as his replacement in the next couple of years.

The royal pardon allows him to return to politics after serving three of a five-year prison sentence for sodomy and corruption, charges he says were a political smear.

So why are they cooperating now? And what does it all mean for Malaysia?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Chin-Huat Wong – Political scientist, Penang Institute
Clare Rewcastle Brown – Founder, Sarawak Report
Sophie Lemiere – Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University

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