‘Waited 24 years for this’: Malaysians celebrate Anwar’s rise

aljazeera.com/news/2022/11/25/malaysians-celebrate-anwar-ibrahims-rise-to-prime-minister

For Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters, his appointment as Malaysia’s new prime minister has been a long time coming.

The 75-year-old opposition leader secured the Southeast Asian country’s top job on Thursday after its king intervened in the political impasse that followed last weekend’s inconclusive general election and named him the country’s 10th prime minister.

It was a remarkable comeback for Anwar, who has spent nearly three decades in the opposition, including 10 years in prison on sodomy and corruption charges that he claims were politically motivated

Many Malaysians on Twitter responded with joyous disbelief.

“I was at the airport when the announcement of our 10th PM was made,” wrote Twitter user @itsraenu_. “I heard people scream and saw people smile from ear to ear.”

I was at the airport when the announcement of our 10th PM was made and I heard people scream and saw people smile from ear to ear.

Might be coincidence but not long after the airport started to play “Standing In The…

This story appeared first on aljazeera.com, 2022-11-25.
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