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Anwar Ibrahim, Dato Seri

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.
Nationality: Malaysian
Categories: Representative

1947 – Born on the 10th of August in Cherok Tok Kun, Malaysia.

1968-1971 – As a student, he was the president of a Muslim students organisation, Persatuan Kebangsaan Pelajar Islam Malaysia (PKPIM).

1971 – He was one of the protem committee of "Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM)" or Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia which was founded.

       – He was also elected President of the Malaysian Youth Council or Majlis Belia Malaysia (MBM).

1974 – He was arrested during student protests against rural poverty and hunger.

       – He was imprisoned under the Internal Security Act, which allows for detention without trial, and spent twenty months in the Kamunting detention camp for political prisoners.

1981 – He was the founding leader and second president of a youth Islamic organisation called Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM), shocked his liberal supporters by joining the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), led by Mahathir who became prime minister.

1983 – He moved up the political ranks quickly: his first ministerial office was that of Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.

1984 – He headed the agriculture ministry.

1986 – Becoming Minister of Education.

1991 – He was appointed Minister of Finance.

1993 – He became Mahathir’s Deputy Prime Minister after winning the Deputy Presidency of UMNO against Ghafar Baba.

1997 – His capacity as finance minister, supported the International Monetary Fund (IMF) plan for recovery which meant a restructuring of the economy involving opening up to greater foreign investment and competition.

1998 – Newsweek magazine named him the "Asian of the Year".

       – He was fired from the Cabinet on September 2nd, amid police reports that he was under investigation.

1999 – He was sentenced in a highly controversial trial to six years.

2002 – He lost his final appeal against the corruption conviction in the Federal Court.

2006 – He was appointed as Honorary President of the London based organization AccountAbility.