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No repeat of 'Dr M vs palace' showdown, says analyst

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Malaysians are watching the ongoing thriller between Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the Johor palace with nail-biting suspense. But those expecting an explosive climax could be disappointed, according to political analyst James Chin.

Though acknowledging that most Malaysians agreed with Mahathir on the role of a constitutional monarchy, he, however, does not foresee the current friction leading to a similar episode which rocked the nation in the 1990s when Mahathir, during his first tenure as premier, trained his guns on the rulers.

According to the University of Tasmania's Asia Institute director, times have changed...

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