Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves after the news conference last month in which he announced he had enough support to topple the government of Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo: Reuters Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves after the news conference last month in which he announced he had enough support to topple the government of Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo: Reuters
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves after the news conference last month in which he announced he had enough support to topple the government of Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo: Reuters
Sophie Lemière
Opinion

Opinion

Sophie Lemière

Anwar Ibrahim’s prophecy of power could come true at last. But for Malaysia, it might be better if it didn’t

  • As the Malaysian democracy icon prepares to meet the country’s king on Tuesday, anticipation is growing that he might finally become PM
  • History shows such an upset is possible, yet the compromises it would involve could dash any hopes of democratic reform and cause inequalities to stagnate

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves after the news conference last month in which he announced he had enough support to topple the government of Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo: Reuters Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves after the news conference last month in which he announced he had enough support to topple the government of Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo: Reuters
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves after the news conference last month in which he announced he had enough support to topple the government of Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo: Reuters
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