Dalai Lama congratulates Anwar Ibrahim on becoming Malaysia's new Prime Minister . Dalai Lama wishes Malaysia will continue to prosper and contribute meaningfully to the development of our increasingly interconnected world .
Dalai Lama, a Tibetan spiritual master, congratulated Malaysias Pakatan Harapan chief Anwar Ibrahim on becoming Malaysia's Prime Minister on November 24.In his congratulatory note, Dalai Lama said, I had the privilege of visiting your beautiful country in 1982.When I was asked to address peace and universal responsibility, he said, I was a kid.I was also privileged to have the opportunity to speak with Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman and other leaders.These are difficult times.I wish you all the success in surviving the challenges that lie ahead in helping the people of Malaysia, according to a statement issued by Malaysia's Palace earlier today.This decision was made after King met with other monarchs in a special meeting of the nations nine state monarchs, according to The Straits Times.PM Modi said on Twitter, Congratulations Dato Seri @anwaribrahim on your appointment as Malaysia's Prime Minister.I am looking forward to working closely with you to develop the India-Malaysia Strategic Partnership. According to The Straits Times, His Majesty has granted permission to name Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Malaysia's 10th Prime Minister, after he was fired as deputy prime minister in 1998 after allegations of sodomy and power abuse.The new government in Malaysia is scheduled to be elected five days after a general election.The announcement by the Malaysian government comes after the majority of political parties accepted King Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shahs proposal for a unity government.According to the news story, Parti Keadilan Rakyat President Anwar Ibrahim and his rival Perikatan Nasional (PN) president Muhyiddin Yassin were not on the same page and were unable to find the support of 112 MPs required for a majority in the legislature. The National Assembly (PN) also declared on Thursday that it would pursue talks with like-minded political parties in the unity government.