Sworn in, Anwar Gets to Work as Malaysia’s Prime Minister – The Diplomat

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim speaks on the phone during his first full day as prime minister, Putrajaya, Malaysia, November 25, 2022. Credit: Twitter/Anwar Ibrahim Advertisement Veteran opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been sworn in as Malaysia’s 10th prime minister before King Al-Sultan Abdullah, ending a 30-year quest which had too often reduced his country’s political landscape … Read more

In Malaysia, a Political Stalwart Bows Out – The Diplomat

Advertisement Standing on a podium, in front of the tower erected in his name, Mahathir is giving what will end up being the last campaign speech of his career. Tun Mahathir Mohamad, nicknamed Tun M or Dr. M, is the poster boy for the Malay conservative party Pejuang, which he created in 2020. As he … Read more

Can Anwar Ibrahim Bring Stability Back to Malaysian Politics? – The Diplomat

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim speaks to the media shortly after his swearing-in in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 24, 2022. Credit: Twitter/Anwar Ibrahim Advertisement Yesterday, long-time opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Malaysia’s 10th prime minister, completing a remarkable political journey that has involved a period as deputy prime minister, two politically motivated … Read more

Reformist Leader Anwar Named Prime Minister of Malaysia – The Diplomat

ASEAN Beat | Politics | Southeast Asia In naming the longtime opposition figure, the monarch called for an end to the political turmoil that has seen Malaysia led by three prime ministers since 2018. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, talks on a phone as he leaves his office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. … Read more

Spotlight on Malaysia’s King to Resolve Election Stalemate – The Diplomat

ASEAN Beat | Politics | Southeast Asia Thrust into the role of kingmaker after the November 19 election, the Barisan Nasional coalition has refused to support either of the two leading political blocs. Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves to reporters after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Credit: AP … Read more

Ahead of GE15, Will it Be Back to the Future for Malaysian Politics? – The Diplomat

Advertisement Malaysia goes to the polls this Saturday and there is a lot of international interest. A lot of this interest is due to the unusual circumstances of this poll. Barely four years ago, there were celebrations among democracy advocates when the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition was defeated after six decades in power. The country’s … Read more