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Malaysian opposition names heir-apparent to fight by-election

Malaysian opposition names heir-apparent to fight by-election

Updated 6 January 2012, 10:10 AEDT

The high-profile opposition candidate for a critical Malaysian by-election says he's prepared to take on the leadership if necessary.

Former law minister Zaid Ibrahim is running for the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat in polls later this month. He's being touted as a successor to opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in the event that Anwar is convicted on sodomy charges.

Presenter: Joanna McCarthy

Zaid Ibrahim, Opposition candidate for the Hulu Selangor seat; Dr Mavis Puthucheary, co-author of a book on Malaysian democracy; Brigit Welsh, Associate Professor of Political Science Singapore Management University

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