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Professor Gary R. Bunt

Anwar Ibrahim on the frontline

Anwar Ibrahim returns to the political frontline in Malaysia. There's a significant social media element to this re-emergence.
My former student Dr Charles Allers wrote his PhD on Anwar Ibrahim, and is quoted in this piece:
aljazeera.com, Anwar Ibrahim bids to return to heart of Malaysian politics "Pardoned of a sodomy conviction that put him behind bars for a third time in 2015, Anwar is taking his first steps back to power, standing in a specially engineered by-election on Saturday that could eventually allow him to take over from Mahathir Mohamad - his ally-turned-nemesis-turned-ally - and become Malaysia's eighth prime minister."
Also see
BBC News, Anwar Ibrahim returns to Malaysian politics with by-election win
Check out
Charles Allers book on Anwar Ibrahim.
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