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We're not a democratic nation if rulers pick MB - Mahathir returns fire

Geraldine Tong
Published:  |  Modified:

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has refused to back down in the wake of Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar telling "certain parties" not to meddle in the state's affairs.

Commenting on the sultan's statement, Mahathir said if rulers had the final word on who becomes prime minister or menteri besar, then Malaysia would not be a democratic nation...

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