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Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir gears up for one last fight

Jun 04, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
On May 9, Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim, his longtime political rival and former deputy prime minister, issued a joint statement pledging to work together to topple Muhyiddin Yassin's government.

Mahathir ousted Najib Razak from power, defeating Najib's ruling United Malays National Organization in the 2018 general election.

A feud Mahathir and Najib had been brewing for some time.

After coming to power, Najib tried to revise the Bumiputra policy, an affirmative action program promoted by Mahathir that was aimed at helping ethnic Malays.

If Mahathir's succeeds in ousting his latest nemesis, Muhyiddin, what will he do next? In a March interview with Nikkei, Mahathir said it would be selfish of him to retire because he is still a member of parliament, adding, "I feel I have a duty to do something."