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Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim freed after royal pardon

May 16, 2018, 8:12 AM EDT
Malaysia’s former deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was jailed on sodomy and graft charges.
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Malaysia’s former deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, who was jailed on sodomy and graft charges three years ago, walked out of the prison on Wednesday after getting the royal pardon.

Ibrahim, who shares an extraordinary love-hate relationship with the newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, hailed the “new dawn” for Malaysia, promising to support the government externally, notes the BBC.

Ibrahim, with 48 parliamentary seats to his party’s name, is tipped to succeed Mahathir once the leader exits the office, writes Al Jazeera.

 

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