PM Lee congratulates new Malaysian PM Anwar, says both countries should work together to face challenges

24/11/2022 4:39:00 PM

PM Lee congratulates new Malaysian PM Anwar, says both countries should work together to face challenges

Lee Hsien Loong, Anwar Ibrahim

PM Lee congratulates new Malaysian PM Anwar, says both countries should work together to face challenges

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday (Nov 24) congratulated newly appointed Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim , who was earlier sworn in

, who was earlier sworn in at the Istana Negara.In his letter, Mr Lee also congratulated Mr Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan coalition for its strong performance in the general election.Mr Anwar’s appointment was confirmed by the Istana Negara on Thursday afternoon, following days of political uncertainty after the election failed to produce a clear winner.

“Your premiership comes amidst significant challenges in our regional and global environment,” Mr Lee wrote. “As close neighbours and friends, Singapore and Malaysia should work together to manage these challenges and explore new opportunities for cooperation.”

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newly appointed Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim , who was earlier sworn in at the Istana Negara.Malaysia’s 10th prime minister .Mr Anwar, 75, was appointed by Malaysian King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah on Thursday following the King's meeting with other Malay rulers earlier in the day.Copy to clipboard https://str.

In his letter, Mr Lee also congratulated Mr Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan coalition for its strong performance in the general election. Mr Anwar’s appointment was confirmed by the Istana Negara on Thursday afternoon, following days of political uncertainty after the election failed to produce a clear winner. Congratulations also to Pakatan Harapan for its strong performance at the general election,” Mr Lee wrote in a letter to Mr Anwar. “Your premiership comes amidst significant challenges in our regional and global environment,” Mr Lee wrote. Mr Anwar’s ascent to prime minister caps his three-decade long journey in politics, including being jailed for six years in April 1999 for abuse of power and a second, consecutive nine-year term in August 2000 on a sodomy charge. “As close neighbours and friends, Singapore and Malaysia should work together to manage these challenges and explore new opportunities for cooperation. In it, Mr Lee told the newly sworn-in prime minister that his premiership comes amid significant challenges in the regional and global environment.” Mr Lee added that Singapore and Malaysia share a “longstanding substantive relationship”, underpinned by historical ties, multifaceted cooperation and strong people-to-people links.” Datuk Seri Anwar won the Tambun parlimentary seat in Saturday’s general election with a majority of 3,736 votes.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our two countries have been steadfast partners supporting each other,” he said. He noted that both countries share a longstanding substantive relationship, “underpinned by our historical ties, multi-faceted cooperation, and strong people-to-people links”. Mr Anwar received a royal pardon and was released from prison within a week of Dr Mahathir’s premiership. “The close coordination between our ministers and officials allowed us to maintain the flow of essential goods and workers, and to re-open our borders swiftly and effectively. “We have also been close partners in ASEAN, which remains central to stability in Southeast Asia amidst rising geopolitical tensions. The close coordination between our ministers and officials allowed us to maintain the flow of essential goods and workers, and to re-open our borders swiftly and effectively.” Related: . As prime minister, Mr Anwar’s most immediate issue to tackle will be the budget for next year, which had been tabled before the election by then finance minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz.