Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has made four unsuccessful attempts to become prime minister. Photo: CWH Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has made four unsuccessful attempts to become prime minister. Photo: CWH
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has made four unsuccessful attempts to become prime minister. Photo: CWH
James Chin
Opinion

Opinion

James Chin

Why Malaysia’s opposition must sacrifice Anwar Ibrahim to win the next election

  • The formation of Ismail Sabri’s ‘back-door’ government means Anwar has failed to win power for a fourth time, held back once more by a Malay establishment and Islamists threatened by his pluralism and opposition to race-based economic policies
  • Pakatan Harapan are banking on a young generation who see through this and have tired of back-door governments. But by offering voters the same key players as in the 2018 election they will lose those seeking a change from the ‘old politics’

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has made four unsuccessful attempts to become prime minister. Photo: CWH Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has made four unsuccessful attempts to become prime minister. Photo: CWH
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has made four unsuccessful attempts to become prime minister. Photo: CWH
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