Dr M hints at three-year maximum stay as Malaysian PM


Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (right) with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim during the press conference at Yayasan Albukhary in Kuala Lumpur. IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star. May 3, 2019.

PUTRAJAYA (ANN): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday (May 9) that he will not see out a full term and will step aside after fixing problems his Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition claims it inherited after forming the government exactly a year ago.

Although the coalition had agreed prior to last year's election that Dr Mahathir would hand over the reins to nemesis-turned-ally Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who had yet to be pardoned from a controversial sodomy conviction then, no timeline was formally agreed.

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