DATUK SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
SPECIAL PRESENTATION III
18 JULY 2018 / 2.30PM – 4.00PM / AMANJAYA CONVENTION CENTRE 1
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is a prominent Malaysian politician who is currently the leader of the Pakatan Harapan coalition. He, born in born 10 August 1947, learned from a young age about leadership from his parents who were also involved in politics. Using his confidence and leadership skills, he became the president of National Union of Malaysia Muslim Students from 1968 to 1971. During that time, he was also the president of University of Malaya Malay Language Society and Malaysian Youth Council. Anwar was widely-renowned for his religious and cultural passions.
From 1975 to 1982, he was elected as a representative for Asia Pacific region at the World Assembly of Muslim Youth. He also co-founded the International Institute of Islamic Thought in USA in 1981. Between 1983 and 1988, he was a chancellor of International Islamic University Kuala Lumpur. He participated in the 2011 U.S. Islamic World Forum, which was held for the first time in the United States). Due to his excellent service as the Minister of Education, he was appointed President of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1989. Being an ardent leader, his accentuation is on social justice, poverty eradication and civil society.