In a recent interview with Eric Pilch for Georgetown University's campus newsletter, Anwar Ibrahim expressed some uncertainty in succesfully executing his plans to take over the government.
According to the newsletter, If "Anwar does become Prime Minister, he has expressed a commitment to economic reform and the removal of affirmative action policies for ethnic Malays. Either way, his future would include Georgetown University."
"I'm certain to come back, but in what capacity I can't say," Anwar said.
Professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies and director of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, John Esposito had expressed doubt that Anwar would be successful. Georgetown Professor Pamela Sodhy, an expert on Southeast Asian politics also shared this opinion.