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Mahathir on Anwar: Hatchet buried, now working together

Zikri Kamarulzaman  |  Published:  |  Modified:

EXCLUSIVE Dr Mahathir Mohamad shocked Malaysians last month when he turned up at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur to meet his former deputy turned nemesis, Anwar Ibrahim.

The image of the two smiling political titans shaking hands, for the first time in 18 years, quickly went viral and became an iconic moment.

But many were let down when Mahathir said he was only there to support Anwar's bid to quash the National Security Council Act, and that they did not make peace.

However, one month later, the 91-year-old former prime minister indicated, in an exclusive interview with Malaysiakini, that any bad feelings the two had for each other were no more.

"I have already buried the hatchet," Mahathir said.

Asked if he felt there was no more bad blood between him and Anwar, he simply replied: "I should hope so."

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