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Malaysia election

Anwar, at last Malaysia's PM, aims to turn 'hope' into reality

After rising from prison to the top, can he bring stability and prosperity?

Malaysia's newly appointed Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim -- leader of Pakatan Harapan or the Alliance of Hope -- waves to supporters in Selangor on Nov. 24.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- In 1997, Anwar Ibrahim made the cover of Time magazine, which hailed him as the face of "the future of Asia."

The future finally arrived this week -- a turbulent quarter of a century later -- when Anwar was appointed Malaysia's 10th prime minister after his fourth attempt to win the job.

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