Datuk Seri Ibrahim Anwar is the current leader of the opposition. He was the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1993-98 before a falling out with Tun Mahathir Muhammad led to Anwar being jailed on controversial charges. He spent the following two decades being charged, imprisoned, freed and in exile. In 2018, the Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), with Anwar as the de facto leader, won the elections and he was released from prison. The coalition collapsed after 2 years and Anwar now heads the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition and is also President of the People’s Justice Party (PKR. His wife is a former Deputy Prime Minister and his daughter is a current MP). He has held academic positions at institutions globally (including Oxford, John Hopkins, and Georgetown universities).
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