Dr M says it again: It’s Anwar, not Azmin, as next PM
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated that his appointed successor will be Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and not Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
(MMO) – In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) in Bangkok, the Langkawi MP reaffirmed his commitment to step down before the next general election.
SMH reported that when asked if he would definitely pass the baton to Anwar instead of Economic Affairs Minister, Azmin, Dr Mahathir replied; “Yes I will.”
“Although there are lots of other people who have been asking me to carry on until the next election, but that is their view. My commitment is to step down before the next election, certainly,” he added.
Dr Mahathir, however, again avoided providing a timeframe for the power transition, a key issue which has been used by critics against him.
“I cannot say whether it is two years or three years, but I will certainly step down as I promised,” he said.