New Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Anwar Ibrahim on his election as Malaysia's Premier and said he looks forward to working closely with him to further strengthen India-Malaysia enhanced strategic partnership.
Long-time opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister Thursday. Anwar took his oath of office in a simple ceremony at the national palace.
"Congratulations Dato' Seri @anwaribrahim on your election as the Prime Minister of Malaysia. I look forward to working closely together to further strengthen India-Malaysia Enhanced Strategic Partnership," Modi said in a tweet.
Anwar was a former deputy prime minister whose sacking and imprisonment in the 1990s led to massive street protests. Thursday marked his reformist bloc's second victory - its first being the historic 2018 polls that led to the first regime change since Malaysia's independence from Britain in 1957. PTI ASK ASK TDS TDS