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Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysia Says It Won’t Recognize Unilateral Sanctions on Supporters of Hamas

Malaysia Says It Won’t Recognize Unilateral Sanctions on Supporters of Hamas

By Sebastian Strangio
Anwar Ibrahim has again said that his government would resist any outside pressure to declare Hamas a terrorist organization.

US Has Pressured Malaysia to Shift Stance on Hamas, Anwar Says

US Has Pressured Malaysia to Shift Stance on Hamas, Anwar Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's pro-Hamas stance may be distasteful to many, but the U.S. is unlikely to expend significant diplomatic and political capital in order to change it.
Malaysian PM Leads Large Pro-Palestine Rally in Kuala Kumpur

Malaysian PM Leads Large Pro-Palestine Rally in Kuala Kumpur

By Sebastian Strangio
Anwar Ibrahim's staunchly anti-Israel position is unlikely to impact his government's relations with its closest Western partners.

Malaysian PM to Raise Palestine Issue at Gulf-ASEAN Meeting

Malaysian PM to Raise Palestine Issue at Gulf-ASEAN Meeting

By Sebastian Strangio
The summit in Saudi Arabia comes at a time of growing global polarization over the Israel-Hamas war.

Anwar Ibrahim’s Triad of Critical Challenges

Anwar Ibrahim’s Triad of Critical Challenges

By M. Bakri Musa
The Malaysian prime minister is hoping that by tackling one challenge – corruption – he can make inroads into the other two.

Backsliding Reformists: Malaysia’s Government Revives Crackdown on Media Freedoms

Backsliding Reformists: Malaysia’s Government Revives Crackdown on Media Freedoms

By Daniel Kam
Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is using the same repressive tools against his opponents that were used against his party during its years in opposition.

Malaysia Will Not Appeal Ex-PM Najib’s Acquittal in 1MDB Tampering Case

Malaysia Will Not Appeal Ex-PM Najib’s Acquittal in 1MDB Tampering Case

By Sebastian Strangio
The decision comes less than two weeks after the dropping of corruption charges against an ally for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.
Malaysian Youth Party Defects From Ruling Coalition Over Corruption Cases

Malaysian Youth Party Defects From Ruling Coalition Over Corruption Cases

By Sebastian Strangio
The defection has deprived Anwar Ibrahim's government of its two-thirds parliamentary majority in Parliament.

Malaysian Court Dismisses 47 Corruption Charges Against Key Anwar Ally

Malaysian Court Dismisses 47 Corruption Charges Against Key Anwar Ally

By Sebastian Strangio
The dismissal of the case against Deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has again called into question Anwar's anti-corruption credentials.

Relief for Malaysian PM Anwar, as Opposition Fails to Alter Status Quo in State Elections

Relief for Malaysian PM Anwar, as Opposition Fails to Alter Status Quo in State Elections

By Eileen Ng
In Saturday's six state elections, Anwar's government and the Malay nationalist opposition each retained control of three states.

Malaysia’s State Elections Are Not a Litmus Test for PM Anwar’s Unity Government

Malaysia’s State Elections Are Not a Litmus Test for PM Anwar’s Unity Government

By Rahul Mishra
Less than a year since the last general election, the country's political parties are gearing up for another round of electoral battle across six states.
Malaysia, Philippines Discuss More ‘Flexible’ ASEAN Approach to Myanmar’s Military

Malaysia, Philippines Discuss More ‘Flexible’ ASEAN Approach to Myanmar’s Military

By Sebastian Strangio
President Marcos Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim say that Southeast Asian governments should be allowed to engage the junta informally.

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