Anwar Ibrahim http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/48569/all en Tight Malaysian election campaign gets under way http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/tight-malaysian-election-campaign-gets-under-way <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysian premier Najib Razak and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Saturday kicked off their rival campaigns for May 5 elections likely to be the country's closest ever.</p> <p>The two competitors joined hundreds of parliamentary candidates across the nation in submitting nomination papers in their respective constituencies, marking the start of an expected hard-fought two-week campaign.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/tight-malaysian-election-campaign-gets-under-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics of Malaysia Social Issues AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 05:00:32 +0000 5820809 at http://www.globalpost.com Anwar faces last, best shot in Malaysia vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/anwar-faces-last-best-shot-malaysia-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cast into the political wilderness 15 years ago by Malaysia's regime, Anwar Ibrahim faces his best and possibly last shot at vengeance in climactic elections on Sunday.</p> <p>The former heir-apparent to the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) is today its most feared enemy, having galvanised a diverse opposition that now dreams of unseating one of the world's longest-serving governments.</p> <p>"I can be crazy in some ways, partly because I have gone through a lot," Anwar, 65, told AFP in an interview.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/anwar-faces-last-best-shot-malaysia-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Asia Malaysia Malaysian Muslims AFP Tue, 30 Apr 2013 03:30:03 +0000 5828216 at http://www.globalpost.com Anwar faces last, best shot in Malaysia vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130430/anwar-faces-last-best-shot-malaysia-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cast into the political wilderness 15 years ago by Malaysia's regime, Anwar Ibrahim faces his best and possibly last shot at vengeance in climactic elections on Sunday.</p> <p>The former heir-apparent to the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) is today its most feared enemy, having galvanised a diverse opposition that now dreams of unseating one of the world's longest-serving governments.</p> <p>"I can be crazy in some ways, partly because I have gone through a lot," Anwar, 65, told AFP in an interview.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130430/anwar-faces-last-best-shot-malaysia-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Asia Malaysia Malaysian Muslims AFP Tue, 30 Apr 2013 05:00:03 +0000 5828240 at http://www.globalpost.com Anwar says only fraud can stop Malaysia opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/anwar-says-only-fraud-can-stop-malaysia-opposition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anwar Ibrahim said only fraud can stop his Malaysian opposition from scoring a historic election win as the rival sides launched a last-ditch campaign blitz Saturday on the eve of a tense vote.</p> <p>Sunday's elections are the first in the country's 56 years of independence in which the only government Malaysia has known faces possible defeat.</p> <p>The uncertainty has given rise to a bitter campaign, with Prime Minister Najib Razak warning of chaos and ethnic strife under the opposition, which has countered with numerous allegations of government vote fraud.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/anwar-says-only-fraud-can-stop-malaysia-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics of Malaysia AFP Sat, 04 May 2013 08:04:50 +0000 5830840 at http://www.globalpost.com Anwar says only fraud can stop Malaysia opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/anwar-says-only-fraud-can-stop-malaysia-opposition-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anwar Ibrahim said only fraud can stop his Malaysian opposition from scoring a historic election win as the rival sides launched a last-ditch campaign blitz Saturday on the eve of a tense vote.</p> <p>Sunday's elections are the first in the country's 56 years of independence in which the only government Malaysia has known faces possible defeat.</p> <p>The uncertainty has given rise to a bitter campaign, with Prime Minister Najib Razak warning of chaos and ethnic strife under the opposition, which has countered with numerous allegations of government vote fraud.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/anwar-says-only-fraud-can-stop-malaysia-opposition-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics of Malaysia AFP Sat, 04 May 2013 11:15:24 +0000 5830868 at http://www.globalpost.com Anwar says only fraud can stop Malaysia opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/anwar-says-only-fraud-can-stop-malaysia-opposition-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anwar Ibrahim said only fraud can stop his Malaysian opposition from scoring a historic election win as the rival sides launched a last-ditch campaign blitz Saturday on the eve of a tense vote.</p> <p>Sunday's elections are the first in the country's 56 years of independence in which the only government Malaysia has known faces possible defeat.</p> <p>The uncertainty has given rise to a bitter campaign, with Prime Minister Najib Razak warning of chaos and ethnic strife under the opposition, which has countered with numerous allegations of government vote fraud.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/anwar-says-only-fraud-can-stop-malaysia-opposition-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics of Malaysia AFP Sat, 04 May 2013 15:15:44 +0000 5830939 at http://www.globalpost.com Anwar faces last, best shot in Malaysia vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/anwar-faces-last-best-shot-malaysia-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cast into the political wilderness 15 years ago by Malaysia's regime, Anwar Ibrahim faces his best and possibly last shot at vengeance in climactic elections on Sunday.</p> <p>The former heir-apparent to the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) is today its most feared enemy, having galvanised a diverse opposition that now dreams of unseating one of the world's longest-serving governments.</p> <p>"I can be crazy in some ways, partly because I have gone through a lot," Anwar, 65, told AFP in an interview.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/anwar-faces-last-best-shot-malaysia-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Asia Malaysia Malaysian Muslims AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 03:15:04 +0000 5831173 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysian regime retains 56-year hold on power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/malaysian-regime-retains-56-year-hold-power <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysia's ruling coalition retained its 56-year hold on power, the country's Election Commission said early Monday, but a bitter opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim refused to concede defeat.</p> <p>The commission said the ruling Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition led by Premier Najib Razak secured 112 parliamentary seats, the threshold required to form a government in the 222-seat chamber.</p> <p>The announcement capped a fierce election battle Sunday in which Anwar's three-party alliance had hoped to pull off a stunning win against the only government Malaysia has known.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/malaysian-regime-retains-56-year-hold-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics Politics of Malaysia Technology AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 19:33:35 +0000 5831471 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysian regime wins polls, opposition alleges fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/malaysian-regime-wins-polls-opposition-alleges-fraud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysia's powerful regime retained its 56-year hold on power in hard-fought elections Sunday, but a bitter opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said the victory was tainted, and refused to concede.</p> <p>The ruling Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition led by Prime Minister Najib Razak got well past the threshold of 112 seats for a simple majority in parliament, standing on 132 as final returns continued to trickle in.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/malaysian-regime-wins-polls-opposition-alleges-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Najib Razak Politics Politics of Malaysia Technology AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 20:15:50 +0000 5831490 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia's Anwar: survivor of a tumultuous career http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/malaysias-anwar-survivor-tumultuous-career <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anwar Ibrahim's spirited but unsuccessful bid to exact revenge on the Malaysian regime that cast him aside years ago could herald the sunset of one of Asia's most tumultuous political careers.</p> <p>Anwar's triumphs and tribulations have riveted and appalled Malaysians since the late 1990s, when he soared to the pinnacle of Malaysian power, only to fall spectacularly, but rise again.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/malaysias-anwar-survivor-tumultuous-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics of Malaysia AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 20:30:34 +0000 5831505 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysian regime wins polls, Anwar alleges fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/malaysian-regime-wins-polls-anwar-alleges-fraud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysia's ruling coalition retained its 56-year hold on power in hard-fought elections Sunday, but a bitter opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said the polls were tainted by fraud and refused to concede.</p> <p>The ruling Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition led by Prime Minister Najib Razak ceded just two seats in the election to end at 133, maintaining a firm majority of the 222-member parliament.</p> <p>But he became the first leader of the regime, which has controlled Malaysia since independence in 1957, to win with a minority of the popular vote.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/malaysian-regime-wins-polls-anwar-alleges-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Najib Razak Politics Politics of Malaysia Social Issues Technology AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 22:01:34 +0000 5831550 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysian regime wins polls, Anwar alleges fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/malaysian-regime-wins-polls-anwar-alleges-fraud-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysia's ruling coalition retained its 56-year hold on power in hard-fought elections Sunday, but a bitter opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said the polls were tainted by fraud and refused to concede.</p> <p>The ruling Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition led by Prime Minister Najib Razak ceded just two seats in the election to end at 133, maintaining a firm majority of the 222-member parliament.</p> <p>But he became the first leader of the regime, which has controlled Malaysia since independence in 1957, to win with a minority of the popular vote.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/malaysian-regime-wins-polls-anwar-alleges-fraud-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Najib Razak Politics Politics of Malaysia Social Issues Technology AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 22:45:03 +0000 5831557 at http://www.globalpost.com Opposition to fight 'stolen' Malaysia polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/opposition-fight-stolen-malaysia-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anwar Ibrahim said Monday his Malaysian opposition planned to contest the results of a bitter weekend election battle and that the 56-year-old ruling bloc, which retained its grip on power, had "lost its legitimacy".</p> <p>"I today maintain we won the elections. The Election Commission is complicit in the crime of stealing the election from Malaysians," Anwar told AFP in an interview.</p> <p>"The government has lost its legitimacy."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/opposition-fight-stolen-malaysia-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics Politics of Malaysia AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 08:15:16 +0000 5831650 at http://www.globalpost.com PM sworn in as opposition protests 'stolen' Malaysia poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/pm-sworn-opposition-protests-stolen-malaysia-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prime Minister Najib Razak was sworn in for a second term by Malaysia's king on Monday, after his 56-year-old ruling coalition retained power in elections branded as fraudulent by the opposition.</p> <p>Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim called for a rally in two days' time to protest at a victory which he said was achieved via the "worst electoral fraud in our history".</p> <p>The coalition that has ruled since independence in 1957 held off a spirited opposition challenge to retain a firm parliamentary majority in elections widely forecast to be the biggest-ever threat to the ruling bloc.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/pm-sworn-opposition-protests-stolen-malaysia-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Najib Razak Politics of Malaysia Technology AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 09:30:35 +0000 5831678 at http://www.globalpost.com Anwar vows to stay on to fight Malaysia poll result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130507/anwar-vows-stay-fight-malaysia-poll-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anwar Ibrahim said Tuesday he was putting on hold plans to step aside as Malaysia's opposition leader, saying he wanted to spearhead a fight against poll results he says were tainted by fraud.</p> <p>Anwar had said he would step down if the opposition failed to take power in Sunday's national elections, in which his three-party Pakatan Rakyat (People's Pact) won just 89 of 222 parliamentary seats.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130507/anwar-vows-stay-fight-malaysia-poll-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia Politics Politics of Malaysia AFP Tue, 07 May 2013 06:15:17 +0000 5832264 at http://www.globalpost.com