Anwar Ibrahim is a famous Politician. His birthplace is Cherok Tok Kun, Malaysia. Anwar is also well known as, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia who became the informal leader of Keadilan, the People’s Justice Party in 2008. He also became a Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Permatang Pauh in 2008.
The following information on Anwar Ibrahim’s Biography, Net Worth, Age, Family, Parents, Siblings, Instagram, Twitter, Boyfriend, Husband and Nationality is all you need to know.
Anwar Ibrahim Biography
Dato’ Seri Haji Anwar bin Ibrahim (born 10 August 1947) is the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia, serving since 24 November 2022. He was the 12th and 16th Leader of the Opposition from August 2008 to March 2015 and again from May 2020 to November 2022, 2nd Chairman of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition since May 2020, 2nd President of the People’s Justice Party (PKR) since November 2018 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tambun since November 2022. He also served as Deputy Prime Minister and in many other Cabinet positions in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from 1982 to 1998.
Anwar Ibrahim Parents, Early Life
Anwar bin Ibrahim was born in Cherok Tok Kun, Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaya. His father, Ibrahim bin Abdul Rahman, started his career as a hospital porter, later to join politics as the UMNO Member of Parliament for Seberang Perai Central between 1959 and 1969 and also as the Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health from 1964 to 1969 until his defeat in the 1969 General Election by a candidate from Gerakan. His mother, Che Yan binti Hussein, was a housewife active in UMNO grassroots politics in Penang.
Anwar Ibrahim Education
He undertook his secondary education at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. He was educated at the University of Malaya, where he got a bachelor’s degree in Malay Studies, and worked on his Masters in Literature through the National University of Malaysia while in prison from 1974 to 1975.
Anwar Ibrahim Career
Anwar started his political career as one of the founders of youth organisation Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM). After joining the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the major party in the long-time ruling BN coalition, Anwar held several cabinet positions in successive governments in the 1980s and 1990s. He was Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister during the 1990s and was prominent in Malaysia’s response to the 1997 Asian financial crisis. In 1998, he was removed from all posts by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and went on to spearhead the Reformasi movement against the government. Anwar was jailed in April 1999 after a trial for sodomy and corruption that was criticised by human rights groups and several foreign governments, until his release in 2004 after his conviction was overturned.
He made a comeback as Leader of the Opposition from 2008 to 2015 and coalesced opposition parties into the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition, which unsuccessfully contested in the 2008 and 2013 general elections. He disputed the results of the 2013 elections and led a protest in response. In 2014, Anwar’s attempt to become Selangor head of government in the 2014 Kajang Move led to a nine-month political crisis, which ended when he was sentenced to another five years imprisonment after a second sodomy conviction in 2015.
While still in prison, Anwar re-joined Mahathir Mohamad under new coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH) in absentia, which went on to win the 2018 general election. Mahathir outlined a plan for Anwar to take over from himself as Prime Minister after an unspecified interim period. Anwar received a royal pardon from Yang di-Pertuan Agong Muhammad V and was released from prison. He returned to parliament in the 2018 Port Dickson by-election while his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail served as the Deputy Prime Minister in the PH administration. The collapse of the coalition during 2020–22 Malaysian political crisis led to the new Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under Muhyiddin Yassin being sworn in and Anwar becoming Leader of the Opposition for the second time in May 2020. After the 2022 elections, Anwar was sworn as the tenth prime minister of Malaysia on 24 November 2022.
Anwar has long been an advocate for Islamic democracy and for reforms to Malaysia’s political system. Outside of politics, Anwar has held positions at various academic institutions.
Anwar Ibrahim Wife
He is married to former Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on 26 February 1980, and they have five daughters and a son. His eldest daughter, Nurul Izzah Anwar, was a former MP for Permatang Pauh.
Anwar Ibrahim Net Worth
Anwar Ibrahim has an estimated net worth of RM11.2 million.