Anwar Ibrahim’s last bid at premiership

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was appointed deputy prime minister under Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Umno-led government in 1993, but his prospects dimmed after he was jailed for corruption in 1999. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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KUALA LUMPUR - Always a bridesmaid and never the bride.

This is the expression often associated with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who has been on track to become Malaysia’s prime minister since 1993 but has had his path blocked by imprisonment and party politics. The upcoming general election will mark the 75-year-old’s final bid for the top job.

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