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Jakarta Post

Malaysia should learn from Indonesia’s reform: Anwar

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 21 2018   /  12:23 am

Learning from Indonesia’s reform would enable an inclusive and democratic Malaysian government following the end of Barisan Nasional rule, Malaysian reformist Anwar Ibrahim has said.

The founder and leader of the People’s Justice Party (PKR) visited his old friend and former Indonesian president BJ Habibie on Sunday upon the latter’s invitation.

Anwar was granted a full pardon last week that gave him full access to return to politics by Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V following a request by newly inaugurated Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Anwar and Mahathir’s coalition, Pakatan Harapan, won a shocking victory in the May 9 general election by defeating Barisan, which has ruled Malaysia since its independence.

After the personal meeting, Anwar said through the talks, he aimed to see to what extent Indonesia had reformed as a democratic country.