Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been assailed for his centralised and personalistic leadership style. Photo: DPA
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been assailed for his centralised and personalistic leadership style. Photo: DPA
Kevin Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

Kevin Zhang and Francis E. Hutchinson

In Malaysia, is Shafie Apdal vs Anwar Ibrahim a contest for opposition leadership?

  • The fortunes of Anwar, the current opposition leader, are on a downward trajectory, with Parti Warisan’s Shafie aiming to fill the leadership vacuum
  • Although he lost in the Sabah state elections in September, Shafie’s star may be on the rise again – and the country may be ready for an East Malaysian leader

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been assailed for his centralised and personalistic leadership style. Photo: DPA
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been assailed for his centralised and personalistic leadership style. Photo: DPA
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