New Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim waves as he arrives at the National Palace on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
New Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim waves as he arrives at the National Palace on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia’s new PM Anwar Ibrahim ‘can’t afford to be distracted’ amid economic woes, US-China rivalry, analysts say

  • Malaysia’s new PM Anwar described ties with China as ‘pivotal’ and said he hoped to enhance ties with Beijing, the US and other partners
  • Experts say that while Anwar was previously seen as ‘pro-West’, the veteran politician is likely to take a more balanced approach as PM

New Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim waves as he arrives at the National Palace on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
New Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim waves as he arrives at the National Palace on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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