🇲🇾 What's behind the newfound alliance in Malaysia? | Inside Story


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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 Guests: Chin-Huat Wong - Political scientist, Penang Institute Clare Rewcastle Brown - Founder, Sarawak Report Sophie Lemiere - Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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