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

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

What Explains the Islamic Surge at Malaysia’s Election? – The Diplomat

Advertisement At the time of writing, Malaysia remains in political limbo after the country’s fifteenth general election delivered a hung parliament. With none of the major parties or coalitions able to form a government on their own, the country awaits the intervention of the country’s king to decide whether the next government will be headed … 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

Malay Nationalist Bloc on Brink of Power in Malaysia After Indecisive Election – The Diplomat

Motorcycles passing by campaign flags of Malaysia’s ruling National Front coalition, or Barisan Nasional (blue) and Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition (red) displayed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Credit: AP Photo/Ahmad Yusni Advertisement A bloc of ethnic Malay nationalist parties is likely to form Malaysia’s next government, two days after an … Read more