Anwar Ibrahim

10th Prime Minister of Malaysia

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (born 10 August 1947) is a Malaysian politician. He is the 10th and current Prime Minister of Malaysia since 24 November 2022. Before becoming Prime Minister, he was the Leader of the Opposition from 2020 to 2022. 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).


Anwar Ibrahim

أنوار إبراهيم‎
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Anwar in 2019
10th Prime Minister of Malaysia
Assumed office
24 November 2022
MonarchAbdullah
Preceded byIsmail Sabri Yaakob
12th and 16th Leader of the Opposition
In office
18 May 2020 – 24 November 2022
MonarchAbdullah
Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin
Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Preceded byIsmail Sabri Yaakob
Succeeded byMuhyiddin Yassin
In office
28 August 2008 – 16 March 2015
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
(2008–2011)
Abdul Halim
(2011–2015)
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
(2008–2009)
Najib Razak
(2009–2015)
Preceded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Succeeded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
2nd President of the People's Justice Party
Assumed office
17 November 2018
DeputyMohamed Azmin Ali
(2018–2020)
Rafizi Ramli
(since 2022)
Preceded byWan Azizah Wan Ismail
2nd Chairman of the Pakatan Harapan
Assumed office
14 May 2020
Preceded byMahathir Mohamad
Spouse of the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
In role
21 May 2018 – 24 February 2020
MonarchMuhammad V
Abdullah
PresidentWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Preceded byHamidah Khamis
Succeeded byMuhaini Zainal Abidin
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
DeputyAbdul Ghani Othman (1991–1993)
Loke Yuen Yow (1991–1995)
Mustapa Mohamed (1993–1995)
Affifudin Omar (1995–1996)
Wong See Wah (1995–1998)
Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz (1996–1998)
Preceded byDaim Zainuddin
Succeeded byMahathir Mohamad
Minister of Education
In office
11 August 1986 – 15 March 1991
MonarchIskandar
Azlan Shah
DeputyWoon See Chin (1986–1990)
Bujang Ulis (1986–1987)
Leo Michael Toyad (1987–1991)
Fong Chan Onn (1990–1991)
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
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
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
2nd President of the
International Islamic University Malaysia
In office
1988–1998
ChancellorAhmad Shah
Preceded byHussein Onn
Succeeded byNajib Razak
8th Youth Chief of
United Malays National Organisation
In office
1982–1987
PresidentMahathir Mohamad
Preceded bySuhaimi Kamaruddin
Succeeded byNajib Razak
President of the UNESCO General Conference
In office
1989–1991
Preceded byGuillermo Putzeys Alvarez
Succeeded byBethwell Allan Ogot
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Tambun
Assumed office
19 November 2022
Preceded byAhmad Faizal Azumu
(PNBERSATU)
Majority3,736 (2022)
Personal details
Born
Anwar bin Ibrahim

(1947-08-10) 10 August 1947 (age 75)
Bukit Mertajam, Malayan Union (now Malaysia)[1]
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

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.

Early lifeEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Anwar Ibrahim". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  2. "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.
  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]

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