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From prison to Prime Minister: Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim

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After decades as an opposition figure, in November 2022 Anwar Ibrahim became Malaysia’s Prime Minister.

His appointment came after a turbulent election, which saw an unprecedented hung parliament, large gains by a conservative Muslim party and heightened racial tensions.

The election exposed Malaysia’s deepening fault lines, notably an electorate polarised between factions that support multiculturalism and religious conservatism.

Anwar now faces the uphill task of delivering on long-pledged reforms, while reconciling the nation and maintaining political stability.

Al Jazeera joins Anwar Ibrahim as he navigates his first six months in power and examines the challenges that lie ahead for him and Malaysia.

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AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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