Mahathir

Tun Mahathir Mohamad has thrown his support behind PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister, if he can obtain a pardon from the King.

Mahathir, who tarnished Anwar’s meteoric rise in politics by sacking him as deputy prime minister in 1998, said this in an interview with The Guardian during a recent visit to London.

“In the case of Anwar, we can make a case that he was unfairly treated. The decision of the court was obviously influenced by the government and I think the incoming government would be able to persuade the King to give a full pardon for Anwar,”  reportedly said.

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