Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s opposition leader (centre) speaks during a news conference on November 21. Anwar, who has come tantalisingly close to leading Malaysia during his tumultuous political career, is suddenly on the cusp of clinching the top job but a final hurdle stands in his way. Photo: Bloomberg
Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s opposition leader (centre) speaks during a news conference on November 21. Anwar, who has come tantalisingly close to leading Malaysia during his tumultuous political career, is suddenly on the cusp of clinching the top job but a final hurdle stands in his way. Photo: Bloomberg

Malaysia election 2022: Anwar ‘very optimistic’ about leading coalition government with corruption-tainted rivals

  • Anwar Ibrahim ‘pleased’ with Monday’s coalition talks between Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional, during which leaders said ‘stability’ was a priority
  • The multiracial PH and the BN bloc, anchored by ethno-nationalist Umno, have opposing ideologies but have been in talks since Muhyiddin’s PN made gains in the election

Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s opposition leader (centre) speaks during a news conference on November 21. Anwar, who has come tantalisingly close to leading Malaysia during his tumultuous political career, is suddenly on the cusp of clinching the top job but a final hurdle stands in his way. Photo: Bloomberg
Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s opposition leader (centre) speaks during a news conference on November 21. Anwar, who has come tantalisingly close to leading Malaysia during his tumultuous political career, is suddenly on the cusp of clinching the top job but a final hurdle stands in his way. Photo: Bloomberg
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