Anwar's dilemma: Dealing with Mahathir's promised handover

As the goalposts shift, the PKR leader has also to contend with questions about his leadership and ability to hold off the Malay-dominated opposition

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is known for what some call his man-of-the-people style - shirt hanging out, sleeves rolled up to the elbow and sandals. Almost everywhere he goes, even when speaking at seminars, he keeps to that "look"; so much so it has trended among politicians from his Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

But Mr Anwar ditched the casual look for a suit - no tie though - for his interview with Bloomberg TV on Sept 18.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2019, with the headline 'Anwar's dilemma: Dealing with Mahathir's promised handover'. Print Edition | Subscribe