24 Jul '15, 6am

More than Candles at Stake as Mahathir and Najib Hold Dueling Parties

Whose party hat do you wear? Dr M’s or Najib’s? On Friday, July 24, a unique political contest will take place in Kuala Lumpur: competing birthday parties for Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his nemesis, former Premier Mahathir Mohamad, who is determined to drive Najib from office. The simultaneous events have Malaysia’s elites trying to figure out which party to attend, or attend first, or for how long. It will be possible to attend both, but according to a politically well-wired source, both sides will be watching to see who is going to attend what party first, and for how long. “The tan sris and datuks are in disarray,” chortled a source, referring to titles bestowed on well-connected Malasyians. Najib was born 62 years ago on July 23, Mahathir was born 90 years ago on July 10, but was unable to celebrate his birthday on that date because of the onset of Ramadan, the...

Full article: http://anwaribrahimblog.com/2015/07/24/more-than-candles-...

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