Malaysia’s new prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim. Photo: AFP
Malaysia’s new prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim. Photo: AFP

PM at last: How ‘irrepressible optimist’ Anwar Ibrahim went from prison to becoming Malaysia’s leader

  • The Pakatan Harapan chief’s victory caps one of the most remarkable political turnarounds in modern Southeast Asian history
  • Anwar, 75, tided through three decades of highs and lows with the belief that ‘freedom is part of the human endeavour. It must be part of our way of life’

Malaysia’s new prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim. Photo: AFP
Malaysia’s new prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim. Photo: AFP
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