No time for a honeymoon

In royal company: (From left) Anwar with the King and Queen and Anwar’s wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, after the swearing-in ceremony at the Palace on Thursday. — MOHD RASFAN/AFP

CALL it nervousness or excitement, but even a seasoned politician like Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim must have felt overwhelmed by the atmosphere in the Balairong Seri at Istana Negara under the watchful gaze of Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’aya-tuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.

At the swearing-in ceremony as the 10th Prime Minister on Thursday, Anwar must surely have been feeling a little dazed as he received his letter of appointment from the King.

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