Mahathir Frowns on Political Dynasties, but His Son Gets Waiver

HONG KONG — One person who’s not impressed by the field of candidates competing in Saturday’s Malaysian election is former premier Mahathir Mohammad, who lorded over the peninsula with an iron fist and an acid tongue for two decades. Five years after standing down, he says he’s unhappy with the record number of second-generation candidates running for office; but there are exceptions. “I do not want the people to say that I am setting up a dynasty,” he recently told the Bernama news agency. “We should not have a dynasty in our country’s politics.” Nurul Izzah Anwar, the 27-year-old daughter […]

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