Malaysia has a new leader. After years of being an also-ran, Anwar Ibrahim has finally taken the top job in government. Coming out through a vote of confidence with flying colours, he has beaten back a challenge by rival Muhyiddin Yassin.
After the results of GE15 returned a hung parliament, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has pulled together an alliance between his collation, Pakatan Harapan, and bitter rivals, Barisan Nasional. Will the unity government find a way to work together and last a full-term in office?
At the same time, the November elections marked a decline of UMNO. With a clear competitor for the Malay vote in Perikatan Nasional, what lies ahead for Malaysia’s grand old party?
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