While speaking in a seminar conducted by the World Street Journal in Tokyo, newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed said that he would hold the premiership only for a year or two. Even after leaving the Prime Minister post he would continue to work for the development of the country backing the regime in power.
Though he is the Prime Minister, Anwer Ibrahim who is to be released from jail shortly will continue to be the leader of the party. Earlier during election campaign Mahathir Mohamed said, that once Anwer Ibrahim is released from jail, he would be appointed as the Prime Minister. However, Anwer Ibrahim’s wife has been appointed as the Vice Prime Minister of Malaysia