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From prisoner to PM, Malaysia's Anwar had long ride to top

Nov. 24, 2022 19:42 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More than two decades after his dramatic ouster from government and imprisonment, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim finally has his day. Anwar was named Malaysia’s 10th prime minister by the nation’s king and sworn in Thursday, trumping a...

New Malaysian PM Anwar vows to heal divided nation, economy

Nov. 24, 2022 19:32 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Long-time reformist leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister Thursday and vowed to heal a racially divided nation, fight corruption and revive an economy struggling with the rising cost of living. His rise to the top a was a...

Biden at 80: A 'respecter of fate' mulls 2nd White House bid

Nov. 22, 2022 19:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — People in their 80s lead countries, create majestic art and perform feats of endurance. One entered the record books for scaling Mount Everest. It's soon time for Joe Biden, 80 on Sunday, to decide whether he has one more mountain to climb — the one to a second term as...

Malaysia's nationalist block closer to forming government

Nov. 20, 2022 09:10 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s next government appeared to be leaning to the religious right as a coalition of Malay nationalists won support of an influential bloc on Sunday after tightly fought general elections failed to produce a clear winner. The nation’s king still has to...

Malaysia faces new crisis as poll delivers hung Parliament

Nov. 19, 2022 15:59 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia tumbled into fresh political turmoil Sunday after a tightly contested general election delivered a hung Parliament with no clear winner and a surprising surge of support for an Islamist party. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's reformist...

What to know about Malaysia's general elections

Nov. 18, 2022 19:21 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s general elections take place Saturday, over a month after Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob dissolved Parliament and announced snap elections. The country's longest-serving coalition is seeking to regain its dominance after a shocking loss in 2018, but...

Malaysia's political candidates make final pitches to voters

Nov. 18, 2022 07:32 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian political candidates made their final pitches Friday on the eve of national elections in an attempt to win over a divided electorate worried about the economy, rising costs of living and political turmoil that resulted in three prime ministers since the...

At 97, Malaysia’s Mahathir makes last election hurrah

Nov. 15, 2022 22:48 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — When two-time former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he wanted to earn his “work till death” title, he wasn’t joking. At 97, Mahathir is back again in the election race as the head of a new ethnic Malay alliance that he calls a “movement...

'We Can': Malaysia's Anwar in ultimate election bid to be PM

Nov. 14, 2022 21:57 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — With a battle cry of “We Can,” reformist opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has launched what could be his last chance to fulfill a 2-decade-long quest to become Malaysia’s leader in Nov. 19 general elections. As he criss-crosses the country to push...

Unfazed by scandals, Malaysia’s old party seeks win in polls

Nov. 09, 2022 21:20 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The playbook is the same for Malaysia's grand old party. Eyeing a strong comeback in a crowded election race on Nov. 19, the United Malays National Organization touted “stability and prosperity” in a manifesto laden with populist measures from tax...