How Mahathir Is Undoing His Legacy

Malaysia will never be the same. The battle between Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his ousted deputy Anwar Ibrahim has spilled into the streets. It's a movement that has gone beyond Anwar to embrace reformasi, a full-throated cry for change. With demonstrations increasingly turning violent in late October and unprecedented numbers of political opponents under arrest, the country is lurching toward a showdown. Growing numbers of people, young and old, ethnic Chinese and Malays, say that it's time for a significant change--a change in not just their leader but in the old ways of doing business.

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