Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim

Brief Description:

Malaysia's former deputy prime minister and currently parliamentary opposition leader.


Anwar Ibrahim was born in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, on August 10, 1947, and was educated at the Bukit Mertajam High School and Malay College Kuala Kangsar. Later graduated from University of Malaya with a degree in Malay Studies.

He is married to Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who is the leader of Parti Keadilan Rakyat. Anwar was a minister of Youth And Sports (1982-1984), Agriculture (1984-1986), Education (1986-1991) and Finance (1991-1998).
He became Umno Youth chief two years after joining Umno in 1982 and by 1993 was deputy president of the party, succeeding Tun Ghafar Baba (1925-2006).