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Former Malaysian Deputy PM Anwar Ibrahim released

IANS  |  Kuala Lumpur 

Anwar Ibrahim, former Malaysian Deputy jailed for sodomy, was released on Wednesday after newly elected helped arrange a full pardon for him.

Anwar, 70, headed for the royal palace to meet the after the pardon came through, reported.

He emerged from Cheras rehabilitation hospital here where he was serving his sentence after an operation on his shoulder.

Once seen as a potential future leader, he had been jailed on charges of sodomy and corruption after falling out with the government.

Mahathir has promised to step aside for Anwar to become within two years.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 10:26 IST
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