Anwar Ibrahim, Dato Seri
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.
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