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

New Malaysian Government to Tackle Cost of Living Crisis – The Diplomat

ASEAN Beat | Politics | Southeast Asia Tackling rice bowl issues is a prudent first step for Anwar Ibrahim, who confronts a polarized political landscape. Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim chairs a meeting of the National Action Council on Cost of Living at the Perdana Putra in Putrajaya, Malaysia, November 27, 2022. Credit: Twitter/Anwar Ibrahim … 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