Anwar Ibrahim

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Birthday
10, 1947
Birthplace
Cherok Tok Kun, Malaysia
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Birthday
10, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
Cherok Tok Kun, Malaysia

About

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia who became the informal leader of Keadilan, the People's Justice Party in 2008. He also became a Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Permatang Pauh in 2008.

Before Fame

As the finance minister during the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, he was fired from his post and then jailed on charges of corruption.

Trivia

Though barred from office for a time, he returned to politics in 2008 and in early 2013 he launched his bid for the premiership of the country, as the head of a three-party coalition.

Family Life

He married Wan Azizah and they became parents to five daughters and a son.

Associated With

Najib Razak, like him, was another prominent leader of Malaysia, who made his focus expanding the country's affordable housing.