Dato’ Sri Anwar Ibrahim hosted at the BKVG

Mar 10, 2019

In a joint reception and dinner with the Muslim Council of Britain and Think Forum sponsored by the Baraka Khan Foundation on 11 Jun 2018 to host a visit by Dato’ Sri Anwar Ibrahim, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He was hosted at the Baraka Khan Vistors Gallery and presented with a gift from Iqbal Khan.

A host of guests attended the programme, which culminated in iftar – the breaking of the fast. Anwar Ibrahim spoke of the challenges of democracy and those he has faced as he returns to the political fore in Malaysia, then spent almost half an hour answering questions. The diverse audience of nearly 300 leaders and community members also heard from: Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Chairman of the East London Mosque Trust; Harun Rashid Khan, General Secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain; Dr Abdullah Faliq, convenor of the Think Forum (and chair of the event); Iqbal Ahmad Khan, the Baraka Khan Foundation; Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green & Bow; and John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets.