WOWComm 2019 Guest of Honour Profile
Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim
President, Parti Keadilan Rakyat
This speaker needs not much introduction. He is the leader of Malaysia’s ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition and the President of the People’s Justice Party. A seasoned politician, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim has served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1993- 1998 and Finance Minister from 1991-1998. He is very principled in the areas of justice and the rule of law, and due to that, he spent the past 20 years in solitary confinement. Just days after his party won the 14 th Malaysian General Election last May, he received a full pardon for all the crimes alleged against him.
From his modest childhood in Penang, Dato’ Seri Anwar’s parents were the ones who paved the way for his passion of politics. Married with four daughters and a son, there is no settling down for Dato’ Seri Anwar as he is expected to take premiership of the country. He once said that “We must together chart a new way forward to save our beloved nation” and eventually, the whole planet with its 7 billion dreams.