Sunday 26 March 2017

Anwar vows to topple state

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.

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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