Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim released from prison

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Pardon is first big success of the nation’s newly elected governing coalition, Harapan Pakatan, led by 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, jailed for sodomy four years ago, has walked free from prison after receiving a royal pardon.

Anwar’s release is the first big success of the newly elected governing coalition, Pakatan Harapan, led by 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, which was swept from opposition into power after a shock election victory last week.

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