© Reuters. Malaysia’s newly appointed Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim gives prayers after taking the oath through the swearing-in ceremony on the Nationwide Palace in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on November 24, 2022. Mohd Rasfan/Pool through REUTERS
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim mentioned his swearing in was a change that Malaysians have waited for and pledged to maintain Islam because the official faith of the nation.
The 75-year-old longtime opposition chief was sworn in on Thursday, capping a three-decade political journey from a protege of veteran chief Mahathir Mohamad to protest chief, a prisoner convicted of sodomy and opposition chief.