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Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysian Politician
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Net worth 2018: $16 Million
Residence: Bukit Mertajam
Country: Malaysian
BirthDay: 10 August 1947
Sigh: Virgo
Education: University of Malaya, Malay College Kuala Kangsar
BIOGRAPHY

Anwar Ibrahim was bornon 10 August 1947 in Bukit Mertajam, Malaysian, is Malaysian Politician. Anwar Ibrahim aka Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim aka Anwar bin Ibrahim is a prominent Malaysian politician. Born to a relatively wealthy family, Anwar learned from a young age about leadership from his parents, both of whom were involved in politics. As his country transitioned from its colonial roots to full sovereignty, he joined a growing groundswell of patriotic and ethnic pride. Using his confidence and leadership skills, he became a student leader, widely-renowned for his religious and cultural passions. Ibrahim then joined a powerful political party, and quickly rose through the ranks. After serving as a number of different positions in the cabinet, he was apparently seen as the heir to the long-time ruling strongman. But when a financial crisis caused a divergence of views, Ibrahim was cast down from power and sent to jail. Taking advantage of sodomy laws, his political enemies used extremely weak circumstantial evidence to keep him imprisoned. After a court later reversed the charges, Ibrahim was once again snared up in a sting relating to his sexuality, which is the subject of much intolerance and condemnation in his homeland. Although Ibrahim is widely respected in the west, particularly for his pro-market economics views, the ruling powers of his home country are consistently determined to repress him politically by any means necessary.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$16 Million

TIMELINE
2015

Using a technical loophole, the politician nonetheless became the Leader of the Opposition, a position he held until March 16, 2015

2014

On March 14, 2014, an appeals court overruled the vacation and his conviction was reinstated

2012

In January 2012, after an extended trial, Ibrahim was acquitted of all charges

2008

In July 2008, Ibrahim was arrested on a new charge of sodomy

2006

In November 2006, he announced he would run for office in the next elections

2004

On September 2, 2004, he had his conviction vacated by the Supreme Court of Malaysia

1999

In April 1999, he was convicted of sodomy and sentenced to six years imprisonment

1998

In 1998, Ibrahim was selected to be the Chairman of the Development Committee of World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF)

1997

In 1997, he was appointed acting Prime Minister for two months while long-time Prime Minister Mahathir was on holiday

1993

Anwar Ibrahim was the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia from December 1, 1993 to September 2, 1998

1991

He was appointed as the Minister of Finance in 1991

1989

In 1989, on the strength of his service as Minister of Education, he was appointed President of the UNESCO General Conference

1982

Although Anwar was the president of multiple organizations, he surprised many supporters in 1982 when he joined the UMNO

1975

From 1975-82, he was chosen to represent the entire Asia Pacific region at the ‘World Assembly of Muslim Youth’

1974

In 1974, he was arrested for participating in a student protest against rural poverty

1968

In 1968, Ibrahim enrolled at the ‘University of Malaya’ in Kuala Lumpur

1947

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was born on April 20, 1947 in Cherok Tok Kun, Bukit Mertajam, in the Penang region of the Malayan Union

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