Anwar Ibrahim says he will succeed Mahathir around 2020

Anwar Ibrahim says he will succeed Mahathir around 2020

The Jakarta Post-SE·2019-09-18 14:25

Malaysian ruling party leader Anwar Ibrahim, who cut a deal to become the country’s next prime minister ahead of last year’s election, said he should take power around May 2020.

“There’s an understanding that it should be around that time, but I don’t think I should be too petty about the exact month,” Anwar said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, when asked whether the transition would happen two years after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad took power. “But there is this understanding that he will resign and that I should assume it.”

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