Tag: Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim confirmed as opposition leader in Malaysia’s Parliament

Kuala Lumpur—The beginning of Monday’s (July 13) Dewan Rakyat sitting in Kuala Lumpur saw the confirmation of Anwar Ibrahim as the new opposition leader in Parliament. Mr Anwar is the head of the People's Justice Party (PKR) and the MP from Port Dickson, as...

Malaysia’s Mahathir, Anwar ally again amid crisis

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad put his name forward Saturday to return as premier with the backing of rival Anwar Ibrahim, as the old foes put their differences aside to keep a scandal-mired party from power. It was the latest twist in a drama that began when...

Malaysian parliament to vote on new PM amid crisis

by Sam Reeves Malaysia's parliament will vote Monday on the country's next prime minister in a bid to end a political crisis, but if no candidate has enough support there will be a snap election, Mahathir Mohamad said. It was the latest twist in a drama...

Malaysia’s Anwar says group of MPs back him to become PM

Veteran Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday a group of lawmakers had backed him to become the country's next prime minister days after Mahathir Mohamad's shock resignation. But his comments came moments after Mahathir, at 94 the world's oldest leader, said that he wanted to...

Malaysia in turmoil as Mahathir, Anwar vie for power

by M. Jegathesan / Patrick Lee Malaysia was plunged into a bitter power struggle Wednesday as Mahathir Mohamad sought to form a unity government following his shock resignation, but old foe Anwar Ibrahim also pushed to become premier. The developments deepened a crisis that began when...

BREAKING: Dr Mahathir resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur—Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad has sent his resignation letter to the king, Reuters quotes two sources with firsthand information as saying, as the country has been abuzz with rumours of a new coalition to lead the country. Al-Jazeera reports that on...

Will Mahathir hand the reins over to Wan Azizah, making her the first female PM in Malaysia?

Kuala Lumpur—Speculation has abounded in Malaysia of late, specifically concerning who will succeed current Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad, who said earlier this week that he would step down as head of state this year just as he has pledged, but only after...

Anwar satisfied Mahathir willing to relinquish his post sooner

Kuala Lumpur -- The man slated to be the next Prime Minister, Mr Anwar Ibrahim, said on Tuesday (Jan 14) that he is satisfied that the incumbent, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, agrees that Pakatan Harapan's Presidential Council will decide on when he leaves office. Dr Mahathir had...

Anwar will not face any charges over allegations of sexual assault

Kuala Lumpur -- The leader of the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition, Mr Anwar Ibrahim, will not face any charges over allegations of sexual assault, according to the Malaysian Attorney-General's Chambers on Tuesday (Jan 14). Mr Anwar is slated to become the next Prime Minister. His supporters cried...

Anwar slips yet again on political tightrope with CNY comment

Anwar Ibrahim, who is still being touted as the ‘prime minister in waiting’ has again failed the test of moderate leadership. An innocent attempt by a government school, last week, in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur to celebrate the diversity of Malaysia’s cultural heritage, raised...