KUALA LUMPUR: Long-time Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Thursday: Malaysia’s prime Minister in A victory for political reformers locked in prison in Days after a divided general election, a hung parliament was created by Malay nationalists, it became a struggle with them.
Anwar He took the oath to office in A simple ceremony was held at the national palace and broadcast on national TV.
Malaysia’s king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, named Anwar, 75, as The nation’s 10th leader He was pleased to say that he was satisfied with the result. Anwar This candidate is most likely to win majority support.
“I will take on this responsibility entrusted to me with humility and responsibility,” Anwar Tweeted later
Anwar’s Alliance of Hope led Saturday’s election with 82 seats, short of the 112 needed for a majority. An unexpected surge of ethnic Malay support propelled Former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s right-leaning National Alliance to win 73 seats, with its ally Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party emerges as This is the largest single party with 49 tickets.
After the United Malays National Organization, the long-ruling bloc, agreed to support unity government under their control, the impasse was finally resolved. Anwar. This type of tie-up was once impossible in Malaysian Politics, which has been dominated for a long time by rivalry between the two main parties. Other influential groups in Borneo island have said they will follow the king’s decision.
“His Royal Highness reminds all parties that the winners do not win all and the losers do not lose everything,” A palace statement stated. The monarch encouraged Anwar His new government should be humble. He also said that all opposition parties should come to an understanding to build a stable government.
The statement did not provide any details about the government to be formed. The stock market and Malaysian Currency rose strongly after news of Anwar’s appointment.
Muhyiddin, 75 years old, refused to concede defeat. Muhyiddin, 75, challenged Anwar To prove that he has the support of all lawmakers, to dispel doubts about his leadership.
National security has been tightened by police as Social media posts warned about racial problems if Anwar’s multiethnic bloc won. AnwarTo avoid provocation, the party has asked supporters not to attend celebratory gatherings or to make sensitive statements in order to keep them safe.
Anwar’s rise to the top caps his roller-coaster political journey and will ease fears over greater Islamization. He faces a daunting task. in bridging racial divides that deepened after Saturday’s poll, as It is possible to do so. as It is difficult to revive an economy suffering from rising inflation and a declining currency. Malays form two-thirds of Malaysia’s 33 million people, which include large ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities.
“He will have to make compromises with other actors in the government that means that the reform process will be a more inclusive one,” said Bridget Welsh, a Southeast Asia political expert at the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute Malaysia. “Anwar is a globalist, which will assure international investors. He has been seen to be a bridge builder across communities, which will test his leadership moving forward but at the same juncture offers a reassuring hand for the challenges that Malaysia will face.”
Anwar A former deputy prime Minister whose sackings and imprisonments led to his expulsion. in The 1990s saw massive street protests, and a reform movement which became a major political force. Thursday was his birthday. reformist bloc’s second victory — its first being historic 2018 polls that led to the first regime change since Malaysia’s independence from Britain in 1957.
Anwar Was in He was serving a sentence for sodomy, which he claimed was politically motivated. He was granted pardon and was to succeed Mahathir Mohamad. The government fell apart after Muhyiddin defected to UMNO and formed a new government. Muhyiddin’s government was beset by internal rivalries and he resigned after 17 months. UMNO leader The king then selected Ismail Sabri Yaakob. as The prime minister.
Many Malays living in rural areas worry that they might lose their rights to greater pluralism. Anwar. Get fed up with corruption and infighting in UMNO, many opted for Muhyiddin’s bloc in Saturday’s vote.