Anwar Says He Expects to Take Power in Malaysia Within Two Years

(Feb 14): Malaysia’s would-be prime minister said he expects to take power from Mahathir Mohamad in less than two years but wants to give the current leader enough time to govern effectively before he assumes control.

"Of course it’s not five years because he’s made it very clear they would not exceed two years,” Anwar Ibrahim, leader of the People’s Justice Party, said in an interview Wednesday in New York on Bloomberg Television. “But it’s important to allow him to govern effectively because we are in very difficult and trying times."