By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Nov 24: Tambun MP Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim took his oath of office as the tenth prime minister of Malaysia before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara today.
The swearing-in took place at Balai Singgahsana Kecil (Minor Throne Room) at 5pm.
Also present to grace the ceremony was Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.
The King earlier today named Anwar as the new prime minister in accordance with Articles 40(2)(a) and 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution.
Anwar, clad in a navy blue baju Melayu with gold and black coloured kain samping, was accompanied by his wife, Dato Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who was wearing a light purple traditional baju kurung.
After taking his oath, Anwar signed the instruments of appointment which was then attested by Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali.
Anwar, 75, who is the Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman, was named as prime minister after about five days of hung parliament in Malaysia, succeeding United Malays National Organisation (Umno) vice-president Dato Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. — DayakDaily