anwar ibrahim - updates

Rappler's latest stories on anwar ibrahim

ARTICLE FINDER

Malaysian leader Mahathir, 93, feeling his age

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:25 PM

The nonagenarian leader jokes during an interview: 'I should be dead now, actually'

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Putrajaya on November 1, 2018. Six months after winning power in a shock election victory, Mahathir, the world's oldest leader at 93, concedes he's exhausted as he battles to rebuild a "destroyed" government. Mohd RASFAN / AFP

Malaysian leader in waiting Anwar in triumphant return to parliament

Oct 15, 2018 - 2:07 PM

MPs applaud as Anwar Ibrahim takes the oath of office following his weekend local election victory, a sight that would have been unthinkable just months ago when he was an opposition leader languishing behind bars

ANWAR IBRAHIM. Malaysia's People's Justice Party president and leader of the Pakatan Harapan coalition Anwar Ibrahim (R) waves before taking an oath as a member of the parliament during a swearing-in ceremony at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on October 15, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia's Anwar wins parliamentary by-election

Oct 13, 2018 - 10:07 PM

(UPDATED) Anwar Ibrahim sets the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics

WINNER. Malaysia's People's Justice Party president and leader of the Pakatan Harapan coalition Anwar Ibrahim (C) celebrates winning in a by-election in Port Dickson on October 13, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia's Anwar set to return to frontline politics in by-election

Oct 13, 2018 - 7:33 PM

The charismatic politician is expected to eke out an easy win in the seat, which was vacated after a member of the ruling coalition stepped down to pave Anwar's return

POLL. A child holds a party flag outside a polling station during by-election in Port Dickson on October 13, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia's Anwar faces sodomy accuser in election

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:29 PM

Anwar Ibrahim's detractors 'are out to embarrass him in any little way they can,' says the head of an independent polling firm

MALAYSIA'S ANWAR. In this file photo, former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is the guest speaker of the MAP 2018 CEO Conference held at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malaysia's Anwar on PH: You can't abuse power vs opposition

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The once-jailed Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim weighs in on attacks against President Rodrigo Duterte's critics, including Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim speaks at the MAP CEO Conference held at the Makati Shangri-la on September 4, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Australia 'complicit' in Malaysia corruption – Anwar Ibrahim

Jun 01, 2018 - 10:09 PM

Former opposition leader Anwar slams Canberra's 'tainted' policy towards ousted prime minister Najib Razak's administration, which was sensationally ousted in last month's election

ONE-TWO. Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right), and former nemesis now ally Anwar Ibrahim (center) during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on June 1, 2018.   Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Lurid tale of bribery and murder looms anew for Malaysia's Najib Razak

May 19, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Malaysia's new government vows to investigate the unresolved scandals involving its former prime minister, including the mysterious killing of his mistress

ON THE HOT SEAT. Defeated Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is expected to face more trials on various scandals that hounded him over the years. Photo from Najib's Facebook page

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

Robredo’s SALN, Ombudsman application, Facebook closes fake accounts | Evening wRap

May 16, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Anwar declares 'new dawn' in Malaysia after walking free from jail

May 16, 2018 - 11:39 AM

(3rd UPDATE) To ecstatic cries of 'Reformasi!' Anwar Ibrahim vowes to hundreds of journalists, supporters, and admiring prison guards to support the new government's efforts to clean up the country

FREE. Jailed former opposition leader and current Federal opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim greets supporters after his release from the Cheras Hospital Rehabilitation in Kuala Lumpur on May 16, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia king to pardon opposition's Anwar, paving way for return to politics

May 11, 2018 - 1:13 PM

(UPDATED) Mahathir Mohamad has previously said he would likely remain prime minister for two to 3 years, before transferring power to Anwar Ibrahim

ANWAR. Malaysia's king has agreed to pardon jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim immediately, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says on May 11, 2018. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Malaysia's opposition makes strong early gains – unofficial tallies

May 09, 2018 - 11:34 PM

The ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition has so far won 34 parliamentary seats, while opposition alliance Pact of Hope was on 40, according to a count on the website of the pro-government Star newspaper

VOTED. Former Malaysian prime minister and opposition party Pakatan Harapan's candidate Mahathir Mohamad shows his inked finger as he casts his vote at a polling station during the 14th general elections in Alor Setar on May 9, 2018.​ Photo by Jewel Samad/ AFP

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim urges voters to oust scandal-hit government

May 08, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The unlikely Anwar Ibrahim-Mahathir Mohammad partnership is one of the most remarkable aspects of a gruelling campaign for an election many expect to be one of the Malaysia's closest ever

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad named opposition PM candidate

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:46 PM

The former long-time Prime Minister agrees to make way for jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim – his former nemesis turned political ally – to become prime minister on his release from prison if Anwar is granted a royal pardon

HE'S BACK. Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad delivers a speech after he was elected as the opposition's prime ministerial candidate during the four-party coalition Pact of Hope (Pakatan Harapan) convention in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur on January 7, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysian financial scandal inquiry urges probe into ex-PM Mahathir Mohamad

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:21 PM

The final report by the official Royal Commission of Inquiry into the scandal in the 1990s during Mahathir's tenure also recommended Anwar Ibrahim – finance minister at the time and now a leading opposition figure languishing in jail – face a criminal probe

Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Malaysia court rejects Anwar's bid for case review

Dec 14, 2016 - 12:33 PM

The former Malaysian opposition leader remains in jail after the country s highest court rejects his bid for a review of his controversial 2014 sodomy conviction

In this file photo, jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (C) walks out from a court house in Kuala Lumpur on September 5, 2016. Stringer/AFP

Malaysia abuzz as old foes Mahathir, Anwar join hands

Sep 05, 2016 - 7:24 PM

Mahathir sparks a social media frenzy with a show of support at a court appearance by Anwar

SUPPORTING ANWAR. Malaysian's Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (C) arrives for a court appearance on September 5, 2016, in support of Anwar who was jailed again last year by Malaysia's current government on a controversial sodomy conviction. Photo by AFP

5 hal mengenai Perdana Menteri Malaysia Najib Razak

Aug 01, 2016 - 7:01 PM

Najib menolak mundur sebagai Perdana Menteri kendati namanya tersangkut dalam skandal korupsi perusahaan 1MDB

SEMPAT JADI IDOLA. Ketika awal terpilih sebagai Perdana Menteri, Najib Razak sempat menjadi idola warga Malaysia yang menginginkan adanya perbaikan di negaranya. Tetapi, dia justru tersandung beberapa skandal. Foto oleh Fazry Ismail/EPA

Dubes Malaysia: Tidak ada motif politik dalam vonis Anwar Ibrahim

Feb 11, 2016 - 11:19 PM

Organisasi Human Rights Watch menilai selama dipenjara kesehatan Anwar Ibrahim semakin memburuk karena tidak diperhatikan oleh petugas lapas

Istri Anwar Ibrahim (sebelah kiri) berdiri di samping sebuah sel buatan yang dibuat menyerupai sel penjara suaminya dalam sebuah kampanye berjudul #FreeAnwar

Ex-PH president Estrada: Respect international law and release Anwar

Nov 09, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Joseph Estrada who received as visitor the daughter of the former Malaysian deputy prime minister says the United Nations has recommended Anwar s release

RELEASE ANWAR. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada seeks justice for his good friend, former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

UN body calls detention of Malaysia's Anwar 'arbitrary'

Nov 02, 2015 - 11:57 AM

The [UN] Working Group considers that the adequate remedy would be to release Mr Ibrahim immediately and ensure that his political rights that were removed based on his arbitrary detention be reinstated

A file picture dated February 25, 2013 shows Anwar Ibrahim in Shah Alam near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Historic Malaysian opposition alliance falls apart

Jun 16, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Democratic Action Party DAP chief Lim Guan Eng says his party will no longer work with its former partner the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party PAS

HAPPIER TIMES. Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (C) along with Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) president, Hadi Awang (2-R) and Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary general Lim Guan Eng (2-L), DAP adviser, Lim Kit Siang (L) and PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat (R) in Shah Alam near Kuala Lumpur 25 February 2013. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Malaysia's Anwar in hospital with 'serious' health problems

Jun 02, 2015 - 5:36 PM

Ibrahim is suffering from a host of health problems including erratic blood pressure

epa04611642 Malaysian Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks in front his supporters ahead of his sodomy trial verdict during a gathering in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,09 Febuary 2015. Malaysia's Federal Court will hear opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's appeal against Court of Appeals decision, which convicted him on charges of sodomising his former male personal aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan on 26 June 2008. Sodomy carries a penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment and caining in Malaysia. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Anwar's wife Wan Azizah takes helm of Malaysian opposition

May 18, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Her return to parliament after 7 years marks the second time that Wan Azizah 62 has stepped in to lead the opposition after one of her husband s controversial imprisonments

RETURN TO PARLIAMENT. The wife of jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Wan Azizah is officially sworn in as a member of parliament in the Dewan Rakyat, the Parliament of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 18, 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Anwar's wife replaces him again in Malaysian parliament

May 08, 2015 - 12:10 AM

The widely respected Wan Azizah appears unlikely to replace her husband as opposition leader however

Malaysian ruling coalition wins by-election by lower margin

May 06, 2015 - 11:40 AM

The May 5 by election was the first of two this week with speculation rife over Prime Minister Najib Razak s future

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during a 2015 Budget review in Putrajaya, Malaysia, January 20, 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysia cartoonist hit with 'record' 9 sedition charges

Apr 03, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque – who goes by the pen name Zunar – has faced sedition charges previously for his cartoons and had collections of his works banned

ARRESTED. Malaysian cartoonist Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, or Zunar, poses with handcuffs prior to a book-launch event in Kuala Lumpur on February 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA

Anwar's request for Malaysian royal pardon rejected – report

Apr 01, 2015 - 1:44 PM

However Anwar s lawyers say that neither they nor the opposition leader s family have been informed of the rejection

In this photo, Malaysian Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks in front his supporters ahead of his sodomy trial verdict during a gathering in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,09 Febuary 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysian police free Anwar's daughter on bail

Mar 17, 2015 - 4:40 PM

The eldest daughter of Malaysia s jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is freed on police bail after being held overnight for alleged sedition

NURUL IZZAH. Candidates of the People's Justice Party (PKR) and daughter of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Nurul Izzah addresses her supporters during a campaign visit ahead of the 13th Malaysian general elections in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 04 May 2013. Photo by Azhar Rahim/EPA

Daughter of Malaysia's Anwar arrested for sedition

Mar 16, 2015 - 8:26 PM

Nurul is the latest case in a sedition crackdown by Malaysia s government that sees dozens investigated charged or convicted in the past year including several top opposition politicians

NURUL IZZAH. Candidates of the People's Justice Party (PKR) and daughter of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Nurul Izzah addresses her supporters during a campaign visit ahead of the 13th Malaysian general elections in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 04 May 2013. Photo by Azhar Rahim/EPA

Malaysia demonstrators demand opposition leader's release

Mar 07, 2015 - 8:24 PM

An estimated 5 000 protestors staged a short march to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim

OPPOSITION LEADER. In this photo, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks in front his supporters ahead of his sodomy trial verdict during a gathering in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 9, 2015. Photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Family seek royal pardon for Anwar

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Anwar s family seeks a royal pardon for his conviction on sodomy charges to reverse a gross miscarriage of justice

In this photo, Malaysian Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks in front his supporters ahead of his sodomy trial verdict during a gathering in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,09 Febuary 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysia’s autocrats go marching on

Feb 18, 2015 - 1:15 PM

Malaysia s rulers aren t so much as goose stepping but making a mad dash towards authoritarian rule… again writes James Giggacher

UNDER SCRUTINY. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during a 2015 Budget review in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 20 January 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysia's Anwar in 'deplorable' jail conditions – daughter

Feb 16, 2015 - 7:39 PM

Nurul Izzah says the conditions were inappropriate for her father and could exacerbate a chronic back problem and otherwise threaten the 67 year old s health

In this photo, Malaysian Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks in front his supporters ahead of his sodomy trial verdict during a gathering in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,09 Febuary 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysia's Najib under scrutiny over wealth, opposition crackdown

Feb 15, 2015 - 1:40 PM

Najib Razak is under fire for cracking down on opponents troubles in a sovereign wealth fund and questions over his family assets

UNDER SCRUTINY. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during a 2015 Budget review in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 20 January 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysia: Life after Anwar

Feb 12, 2015 - 10:50 AM

Malaysia expert Dr John Funston from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific discusses what Anwar s conviction means for the country’s political future

In this photo, Malaysian Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks in front his supporters ahead of his sodomy trial verdict during a gathering in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,09 Febuary 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysia's Anwar alleges 'conspiracy' as he is sent to jail

Feb 10, 2015 - 12:16 PM

UPDATED The Federal Court dismisses Anwar s appeal against the conviction handed down last March which found him guilty of sodomising a young former male aide

DEFIANT. Malaysian Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks in front his supporters ahead of his sodomy trial verdict during a gathering in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,09 Febuary 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Anwar warns guilty ruling could backfire on Malaysia gov't

Feb 04, 2015 - 3:44 PM

Anwar: Will this lead to further disgruntlement and therefore a surge in support for the opposition ? I believe so

Anwar sodomy trial verdict set February 10

Jan 26, 2015 - 3:37 PM

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will learn on February 10 whether he will be jailed for five years on a contentious sodomy conviction

NO WORRIES. Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he was confident the court would overturn a sodomy conviction that could see him jailed. Photo from EPA

Malaysia reverses vow to scrap controversial sedition law

Nov 27, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Najib tells his party s annual congress that the law will be retained and even enhanced apparently bowing to pressure from ruling party conservatives

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak in Putrajaya on November 5, 2014. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Malaysia's Anwar confident despite sodomy verdict delay

Nov 07, 2014 - 9:41 PM

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim claims his lawyers have destroyed the case of the prosecution

'Decisive test' as Malaysia opens final Anwar hearings

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:52 AM

UPDATED International human rights groups have called this week s hearings on sodomy charges against the Malaysian opposition leader as a decisive test for Malaysia s judiciary

AWAITING A FINAL VERDICT. File photo shows Anwar Ibrahim speaking at a rally on May 8, 2013.  Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia's Sedition Act crackdown 'chilling' free speech

Oct 19, 2014 - 12:59 PM

The crackdown accelerating in recent weeks is widely seen as an attempt by Malaysia s longtime regime to reverse years of increasingly boisterous speech that has coincided with tremendous electoral gains by the opposition

A student from the University of Malaya displays a placard during a rally against the sedition law at their main campus in Kuala Lumpur on September 10, 2014. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Déjà vu as Malaysia's Anwar faces threat of jail

Oct 12, 2014 - 1:21 PM

Opinion in Malaysia seems split on whether a regime known for its rough political tactics will risk a domestic and international backlash by throwing Anwar into prison again

A file picture dated 25 February 2013 shows Anwar Ibrahim in Shah Alam near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Malaysia must repeal law vs dissent – UN experts

Oct 09, 2014 - 8:00 AM

UN experts urge the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak to make good on its commitment to the UN Human Rights Council to stop criminalizing and prosecuting the right to free expression

A student from the University of Malaya displays a placard during a rally against the sedition law at their main campus in Kuala Lumpur on September 10, 2014. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysian court to scrutinize Sedition Act

Oct 01, 2014 - 3:12 PM

In recent months numerous government critics including opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim have been investigated charged or convicted under the colonial era act

A student from the University of Malaya displays a placard during a rally against the sedition law at their main campus in Kuala Lumpur on September 10, 2014. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysian opposition in crosshairs of 'sedition blitz'

Sep 03, 2014 - 2:57 PM

A flurry of sedition and other charges widely seen as a campaign to harass the opposition sparks fears Malaysia s long ruling regime is lurching back to its authoritarian ways

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23 July 2014. Azhar Rahim/EPA

Malaysian state leader to quit following bitter row

Aug 27, 2014 - 9:35 AM

Selangor chief minister Khalid Ibrahim was expelled from the party of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim earlier this month for refusing party instructions to vacate his appointed post

OUT. In this file photo, chief minister of Selangor Khalid Ibrahim (C) attends a ceremony to launch the third bridge project in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 6, 2014. Mohd Rasfan/AFP