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The Evolution of a Muslim Democrat

The Life of Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim

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Charles Allers

Long before the recent «Arab Spring», when the topic of democracy with in many Muslim countries took center stage internationally, Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim, an energetic and charismatic politician, had been one of the most vocal global proponents of the compatibility of Islam and democratic principles. Anwar, who at one time was asked to be secretary-general of the United Nations, has lived a life that is a compelling testimony of the growth and evolution of his love for his country and his faith. Anwar has been active at the highest levels of Malaysian politics for over thirty years, and though he has been jailed for his activism on several occasions, he continues to be a dynamic, passionate voice for the diverse cultures, religions, and peoples of Malaysia. Anwar’s life story is told in a factual, impartial way, and his one-on-one interviews with this book’s author add a personal component. This volume is essential reading for scholars and students interested in Islamic politics and South East Asian studies.

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Foreword .................................................................................................. ix 1 - Introduction: Anwar Ibrahim............................................. 1 2 - Background of Malay/Malaysian History and Islam .......................................................................................................... 5 3 - Anwar’s Pre-political Days (1947–1967)..........................31 4 - Anwar’s Political Activism (1967–1981).........................41 5 - Anwar as Political Insider (1982–1998) .........................67 6 - Anwar as Political Outsider (1998–2004) .................. 117 7 - Anwar: Political Renaissance (2004 – 2013).............. 163 8 - Anwar: Conclusion.................................................................. 227 Notes.......................................................................................................... 245 Glossary of Terms............................................................................ 293 Bibliography ........................................................................................ 297 Index........................................................................................................... 319

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