For Malaysians, the wait for a new prime minister is finally over as Anwar Ibrahim has been sworn in as the new head of government today.
For Anwar, his family and his fans, over 20 years of patience, perseverance and hardship have finally paid off as the top seat is finally within his grasp after his progressive Pakatan Harapan coalition was able to garner the largest number of seats in the 15th general election and he gained the approval of Malaysia’s king, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Riyatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, after several days of meeting with various lawmakers.
The former deputy prime minister, who spent nearly a decade in jail as a political prisoner, has finally won.
Emotions have been running high on the internet, with many tweeting out jubilant messages upon receiving the news they had dreamed about for so many years.
Here’s a sampling of just some of the notable tweets celebrating Anwar’s historic victory:
That’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/F08rrhLC6Y
— not typical. (@JustinTWJ) November 24, 2022
IVE NEVER BEEN THIS HAPPY FOR A PRIME MINISTER BEFORE!! #PM10malaysia
(@_prathibbb) November 24, 2022
Moments like this is when you’re truly alive.
Sometimes in life a man comes around with the dream and drive to do the impossible and with time and sheer force even the mountains move to make way for him.
Selamat Berkhidmat YAB Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim#PM10malaysia pic.twitter.com/AG9a2E8lj7
— Satyaa Rao Koddespararao (@satyaarao) November 24, 2022
— Zas (@zaslore) November 24, 2022
YAB Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Selamat berkhidmat.
— Hadi Azmi (@amerhadiazmi) November 24, 2022
Meanwhile, Anwar’s daughter, Nurul Izzah, also posted a heartfelt tweet about her father’s premiership
Dalam hidup di dunia, kita tidak mampu terlepas daripada dugaan.
Ketika kalah kita diduga,
Ketika menang juga kita diduga. pic.twitter.com/OhArDhVZH7
— Nurul Izzah Anwar
(@n_izzah) November 24, 2022
“In life, we can never run away from tribulations. In defeat, we are tested. In victory, we are also tested.”
As for the man himself, Anwar tweeted these pictures from his appointment ceremony.
— Anwar Ibrahim (@anwaribrahim) November 24, 2022
In the caption he says he will carry out his role “with absolute humility and responsibility“ and “This heavy task that I now bear will be guided by the will and heart of the people along with the team.”