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Anwar vows to topple state

Published 10/01/2012 | 05:00

Malaysia's charismatic opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim vowed yesterday to topple the government at elections expected later this year after being acquitted of sodomy charges following a trial widely criticised as politically motivated.

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The verdict astonished many Malaysians as well as Mr Anwar, who had been braced for a possible 20-year jail sentence.

It was the latest twist in a saga that has seen the reformist politician stage a comeback after being sacked as deputy prime minister and left to languish in prison for six years.

Irish Independent

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