Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated Anwar Ibrahim on becoming the new Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Shehbaz Sharif said that he extends his heartiest felicitations to His Excellency Anwar Ibrahim on taking the oath of office as the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He said that he looks forward to working closely with him to further deepen the longstanding fraternal ties between the two friendly countries.
Malaysia’s perennial opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as prime minister before the king in Kuala Lumpur Thursday, ending a five-day political impasse after inconclusive polls.
The ceremony at the National Palace closed the chapter on one of the most dramatic elections in Malaysia’s history after no party managed to secure a majority to form a government for the first time since independence in 1957.
Anwar’s ascension to the premiership caps a turbulent political life, which has not only propelled him into the corridors of power but also landed him inside a jail cell.