2022-11-25 10:18:39

Malaysia's new prime minister Anwar Ibrahim vows to unify the country and fight corruption

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By Su Lin Tan

Key Points

  • New prime minister Anwar Ibrahim has pledged to make Malaysia for all Malaysians, fight corruption and reiterated that he won't be taking a salary as Malaysians battle rising costs of living.
  • Anwar, who has campaigned for 24 years for the top job in Malaysia amid political coups and jail sentences, said improving the Southeast Asian nation's economy will be his priority. He added that China remains pivotal to Malaysia's economic interests.
  • Before he can execute new policies, Anwar faces another test next month after saying he would table a motion to hold a confidence vote on the first day of parliament on Dec. 19.

New prime minister Anwar Ibrahim has pledged to make Malaysia for all Malaysians, fight corruption and reiterated that he won't be taking a salary as Malaysians battle rising costs of living.

Anwar, who has campaigned for 24 years for the top job in Malaysia amid political coups and jail sentences, said improving the Southeast Asian nation's economy will be his priority. He added that China remains pivotal to Malaysia's economic interests.

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