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When will Mahathir give way to Anwar?

M Vivek  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | Do you believe in prophecy?

Many believed in the ‘RAHMAN’ theory that purportedly foretold the sequence of the country’s first six prime ministers.

But, that was when Umno-BN was the dominating force in Malaysian politics and before it suffered a crushing defeat in the election, losing power for the first time in over six decades.

Recently, I bumped into a retired politician friend in a manufacturers and technology exhibition. We discussed virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mix reality (MR), cross reality (XR) and stuff which are becoming the next big thing after the advent of internet.

App development companies keep thinking of new ways to apply latest technology with their apps. This is because it has virtually changed the way business is done.

Likewise the truth is, in politics you have to be smart enough to understand the ‘game’. Leaders need strategies, ‘political intelligence’ and bargaining power, said my friend.

We also talked about politics in relation to Anwar’s political future which is still shrouded in uncertainty as Mahathir has been keeping his cards close to his chest on the succession plan...

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