Anwar Ibrahim becomes Malaysia PM after decades of waiting

Updated on Nov 24, 2022 11:52 AM IST

Anwar’s reformist Pakatan Harapan will lead the next government after being chosen by King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, the palace said in a statement.

Anwar Ibrahim will finally become Malaysia’s prime minister, capping a tumultuous political career. (AP)
Anwar Ibrahim will finally become Malaysia’s prime minister, capping a tumultuous political career. (AP)
Bloomberg | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Veteran opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will finally become Malaysia’s prime minister, capping a tumultuous political career that veered from coming close to clinching the top job on more than one occasion to spending years in prison on sodomy charges.

Anwar’s reformist Pakatan Harapan will lead the next government after being chosen by King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, the palace said in a statement. The monarch intervened after no alliance secured a majority in a general election Saturday in which Anwar’s coalition won the most seats.

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