Political Instability Reigns Supreme in Malaysia – The Diplomat

Magazine Despite Anwar Ibrahim’s ultimate victory at the head of a progressive, multi-ethnic coalition, the space for more pluralistic politics in Malaysia is closing. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks to media outside the entrance of the National Palace after an audience with Malaysia’s King in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. Credit: AP Photo/FL … Read more

Malaysia’s Anwar Mulling Crucial Cabinet Appointments – The Diplomat

Advertisement Barely a week after his landmark appointment as Malaysia’s prime minister, Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim has run headlong into his first serious challenge: assembling a cabinet. Malaysia’s king appointed Anwar to the top job on November 24, five days after an inconclusive general election in which none of the major coalitions garnered enough seats to … Read more

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