Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim

أنوار إبراهيم‎
Anwar Ibrahim (cropped 1).jpg
Anwar in 2019
12th and 16th Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
18 May 2020
MonarchAbdullah
Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin
Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Preceded byIsmail Sabri Yaakob
In office
28 August 2008 – 16 March 2015
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
Preceded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Succeeded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
7th Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
(Acting Prime Minister: 19 May – 22 July 1997)
In office
1 December 1993 – 2 September 1998
MonarchAzlan Shah
Ja'afar
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Preceded byGhafar Baba
Succeeded byAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Minister of Finance
In office
15 March 1991 – 2 September 1998
MonarchAzlan Shah
Ja'afar
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Deputy
List
Preceded byDaim Zainuddin
Succeeded byMahathir Mohamad
Minister of Education
In office
11 August 1986 – 15 March 1991
MonarchIskandar
Azlan Shah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Deputy
List
Preceded byAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Succeeded bySulaiman Daud
Minister of Agriculture
In office
17 July 1984 – 10 August 1986
MonarchIskandar
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyGoh Cheng Teik
Luhat Wan
Preceded byAbdul Manan Othman
Succeeded bySanusi Junid
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports
In office
2 June 1983 – 17 July 1984
MonarchAhmad Shah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyRosemary Chow Poh Kheng
Preceded byMokhtar Hashim
Succeeded bySulaiman Daud
Parliamentary offices
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Port Dickson
Assumed office
15 October 2018
Preceded byDanyal Balagopal Abdullah (PKRPH)
Majority23,560 (2018)
Chair of the Caucus on Reform and Governance
Assumed office
4 December 2018
DeputyLim Kit Siang
SpeakerMohamad Ariff Md Yusof
(2018–2020)
Azhar Azizan Harun
(since 2020)
Preceded byPosition established
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Permatang Pauh
In office
28 August 2008 – 16 March 2015[1]
Preceded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Succeeded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Majority15,671 (2008)
11,721 (2013)
In office
29 March 1982 – 14 April 1999
Preceded byZabidi Ali (PAS)
Succeeded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Majority
List
Other political offices
2nd President of the People's Justice Party
Assumed office
18 November 2018
DeputyMohamed Azmin Ali
(2018–2020)
Preceded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
2nd Chairman of the Pakatan Harapan
Assumed office
24 February 2020
PresidentWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Preceded byMahathir Mohamad
Succeeded by
Organisational offices
2nd President of the
International Islamic University Malaysia
In office
1988–1998
ChancellorAhmad Shah
Preceded byHussein Onn
Succeeded byNajib Razak
Chair of the Development Committee of the
World Bank Group and the
International Monetary Fund
In office
March 1998 – September 1998
Preceded byDriss Jettou
Succeeded byTarrin Nimmanahaeminda
President of the UNESCO General Conference
In office
1989–1991
Preceded byGuillermo Putzeys Alvarez
Succeeded byBethwell Allan Ogot
Personal details
Born
Anwar bin Ibrahim

(1947-08-10) 10 August 1947 (age 74)
Bukit Mertajam, Malayan Union (now Malaysia)[2]
Political partyPeople's Justice Party (PKR) (since 1999)
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
(1982–1998)
Other political
affiliations
List
Spouse(s)
Children6 (including Nurul Izzah)
Alma materUniversity of Malaya (BA)
National University of Malaysia (MA)
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (born 10 August 1947) is a Malaysian politician. He is the Leader of the Opposition since 2020. He was the Opposition Leader before between 2008 and 2015.[3] He is a founder and leading figure of the People's Justice Party (Parti Keadilan Rakyat).

Ibrahim was expected to become Malaysia's Prime Minister in "one to two years" when Mahathir Mohamad said he would resign in that time frame and hand the role to Ibrahim.[4][5] However, when Mohamad resigned in 2020, Ibrahim did not replace him causing an ongoing political crisis in Malaysia.

Early life[change | change source]

Anwar was born on 10 August 1947 in Bukit Mertajam. He studied at University of Malaya and at National University of Malaysia. In 1980, he married Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who became Deputy Prime Minister in 2018. They have six children.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Anwar disqualified as MP since Mar 16, says speaker". The Malaysian Times. 1 April 2015. Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  2. "Anwar Ibrahim". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  3. Kamarudin, Raja Petra (9 November 2005). "The Anwar Factor". Malaysia Today. Archived from the original on 14 January 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2008.
  4. "Anwar Ibrahim freed from prison after royal pardon from Malaysian king". Archived from the original on 16 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. "Anwar hails 'new dawn for Malaysia' following release from prison". Retrieved 16 May 2018.[permanent dead link]

Other websites[change | change source]