Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim, May 2013.jpg
Leader of the Pakatan Harapan
Assumed office
22 September 2015
Preceded byPosition established
Leader of the Pakatan Rakyat
In office
28 August 2008 – 16 June 2015
Preceded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Leader of the Opposition
In office
28 August 2008 – 16 March 2015
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
Preceded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Succeeded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
7th Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
1 December 1993 – 2 September 1998
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Preceded byGhafar Baba
Succeeded byAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
President of International Islamic University Malaysia
In office
ChancellorAhmad Shah
Preceded byHussein Onn
Succeeded byNajib Razak
Chair of the Development Committee of the World Bank 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
Preceded byGuillermo Putzeys Alvarez
Succeeded byBethwell Allan Ogot
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
Succeeded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Majority14,352 (1982)
10,479 (1986)
16,150 (1990)
23,230 (1995)
Personal details
Born (1947-08-10) 10 August 1947 (age 73)
Bukit Mertajam, Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyPKR-Pakatan Harapan (1999–present)
UMNO-Barisan Nasional (1982–1998)
Spouse(s)Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
ChildrenSix, including Nurul
Alma materUniversity of Malaya
WebsiteOfficial website

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (born 10 August 1947) is a Malaysian politician. He was Leader of the Opposition between 2008 and 2015.[2] He is a founder and leading figure of the People's Justice Party (Parti Keadilan Rakyat).

Ibrahim is expected to become Malaysia's Prime Minister in "one to two years" as the incumbent Mahathir Mohamad said he will resign in that time frame and hand the role to Ibrahim.[3][4]

Early Life[change | change source]

Anwar was born on 10 August at Penang.

Politics[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]