Anwar's PKR finally comes into its own

The logos of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Parti Islam SeMalaysia (in green) amid a sea of PKR banners in Kampung Permatang Pasir in Permatang Pauh, a former constituency of PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim. He will run tomorrow in the Port Dickson by-elec
The logos of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Parti Islam SeMalaysia (in green) amid a sea of PKR banners in Kampung Permatang Pasir in Permatang Pauh, a former constituency of PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim. He will run tomorrow in the Port Dickson by-election that is expected to return him to Parliament.ST FILE PHOTO:

Party was born amid Reformasi protests nearly 20 years ago

From a party formed of street protests to one with the most number of MPs in Parliament, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is finally coming into its own in Malaysian politics after nearly 20 years in opposition.

Its president-elect Anwar Ibrahim will run tomorrow in the Port Dickson by-election that is expected to return him to Parliament, and mark his eventual ascent to the post of prime minister.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 12, 2018, with the headline 'Anwar's PKR finally comes into its own'. Print Edition | Subscribe