Malaysian PM Anwar Attends His Former Party's General Assembly

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 (Bernama) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim attended the 2023 UMNO general assembly -- the largest and oldest political party in Malaysia -- at the World Trade Centre (WTC) Kuala Lumpur Friday morning.

Anwar, who was dressed in a light blue baju Melayu outfit, arrived at 9.05 am and was greeted by UMNO president Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who is also Deputy Prime Minister and the party leadership.

Anwar was cheered on by thunderous applause from the delegates as Ahmad Zahid led the Pakatan Harapan (PKR or the Alliance of Hope) chairman and PKR president to the stage to be seated next to him.

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Fadillah Yusof who is also Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS or The Sarawak Parties Alliance) chief whip, DAP (The Democratic Action Party) secretary-general Anthony Loke, Warisan (a multi-racial political party) president Mohd Shafie Apdal and party presidents who support the Unity Government.

This is Anwar’s first appearance at a UMNO general assembly after he was sacked from the party in 1998 when he was then the party’s deputy president.