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Anwar Ibrahim is within touching distance of Malaysia's premiership, the culmination of a decadeslong journey that took him from rising political star to a prison cell. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Anwar Ibrahim)
The Big Story

Anwar Ibrahim finally has Malaysia's leadership within reach

The prime minister in waiting retains a zeal for reform

JAMES CRABTREE, contributing writer | Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR -- For a soft-spoken politician, Anwar Ibrahim angers quickly when talking about corruption.

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