Anwar set for victorious return to Parliament

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim speaking at his last campaign in Bagan Pinang, Port Dickson, on Oct 13, 2018.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim speaking at his last campaign in Bagan Pinang, Port Dickson, on Oct 13, 2018. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (left) greeting Parti Islam SeMalaysia candidate Mohd Nazari Mokhtar while campaigning at the Bagan Pinang Farmers' Market in Port Dickson.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (left) greeting Parti Islam SeMalaysia candidate Mohd Nazari Mokhtar while campaigning at the Bagan Pinang Farmers' Market in Port Dickson.PHOTO: BERNAMA

Residents, pundits optimistic he will win 7-way Port Dickson fight

Malaysia's most famous political prisoner Anwar Ibrahim is set for a triumphant return to Parliament, two decades after he was sacked as deputy prime minister, which sparked the country's reform movement.

Voters at today's by-election in the coastal town of Port Dickson will not just be electing their MP, but they will also be determining whether Datuk Seri Anwar, 71, gets a shot as the prime minister-in-waiting of the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2018, with the headline 'Anwar set for victorious return to Parliament'. Print Edition | Subscribe