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Anwar Ibrahim

Prime Minister of Malaysia since 2022

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Anwar Ibrahim: Prime Minister of Malaysia since 2022
Anwar bin Ibrahim is a Malaysian politician who has served as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia since 24 November 2022. He served as the 12th and 16th Leader of the Opposition from August 2008 to March 2015 and again from May 2020 to November 2022. He has also served as Minister of Finance from March 1991 to September 1998 and again since December 2022 and 2nd Chairman of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition since May 2020, 2nd President of the People's Justice Party (PKR) since November 2018 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tambun since November 2022. He also served as Deputy Prime Minister and in many other Cabinet positions in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from 1982 until his removal in 1998.

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Malaysia's PM-in-waiting seeks end to palm tension with India

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After two-decade quest to become Malaysia's PM, Anwar says can wait a bit more

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Malaysia's Mahathir has toned down criticism of India after palm backlash, says Anwar

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