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Anwar Ibrahim becomes Malaysia PM after decades of waiting

According to a statement from the palace, King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has selected Anwar’s reformist Pakatan Harapan to head the country’s next administration.

Veteran opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will finally become Malaysia’s prime minister, capping a tumultuous political career that veered from coming close to clinching the top job on more than one occasion to spending years in prison on sodomy charges.

King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has selected Anwar’s reformist Pakatan Harapan to head the country’s next administration. The monarch stepped in after no alliance earned a majority in Saturday’s parliamentary election, which Anwar’s coalition won the most seats in.

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