Anwar Ibrahim

Politician

1947 –

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Who is Anwar Ibrahim?

Dato' Seri Anwar Bin Ibrahim is a Malaysian politician. He is the Leader of Opposition of Malaysia, economic advisor to the state government of Selangor and de facto leader of the People's Justice Party.

Known for the abbreviation DSAI from his title and name, Anwar served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1993 to 1998 and Finance Minister from 1991 to 1998 when he was a member of UMNO, the major party in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition. However, he was sacked from his post by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and jailed for corruption and sodomy. Following his release by Mahathir's successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Anwar has been the leading figure in the opposition and helped coalesce the opposition parties into the Pakatan Rakyat, which contested the 2008 and 2013 general elections.

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Born
Aug 10, 1947
Cherok Tok Kun
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • Malaysia
Profession
Education
  • University of Malaya
  • Malay College Kuala Kangsar
Employment
  • Georgetown University
Lived in
  • Penang

Submitted
on July 23, 2013