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The new prime minister says the pardon would open the door for Anwar to hold office again. Reuters' Praveen Menon is in Kuala Lumpur.>> Mahathir's announcement that he has immediately sought pardon for Anwar Ibrahim is very surprising. The history between Mahathir Mohammed and Anwwar Ibrahim has really defined Malaysian politics.
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The feud has been going on for decades, until about two years ago when they shook hands and decided to fight this election against Najib.>> It's just the first item on the list from the 92 year old Mahathir, that he's pledged to tackle in his first 100 days.
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Next stop will be a push to combat corruption, which he claims even affected this week's vote.>> It has badly affected the democratic process.>> The incumbent leader Najib Razak's Barisan Nasional coalition had held power for over 60 years since independence. But Najib's alleged connections to a billion dollar graft scandal at state fund 1 MDB had become a major factor in the election.
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>> People were cheering on the streets. There was celebration everywhere. On social media, people have expressed the excitement and the thrill of being part of this movement.>> Mahathir also used his press conference to reassure financial markets. He would work to return the billions lost in the scandal and keep the country's economy stable.
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Mahathir, who had been called the father of modern Malaysia in his previous 22 years a Prime Minister, said he'd announce a 10 member cabinet on Saturday.>>