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Malaysia's Anwar returns to frontline politics in big poll win

Port Dickson - Anwar Ibrahim won an overwhelming mandate in a parliamentary by-election Saturday, setting the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics and sealing the once-jailed opposition figure's remarkable resurrection.

Malaysia's Anwar faces sodomy accuser in election

Port Dickson - Malaysian leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim started campaigning Saturday for a poll set to return him to frontline politics -- but faced a surprise challenge from an ex-aide whose sodomy allegations landed the political heavyweight in prison.

Malaysia's Anwar to seek return to frontline politics next month

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will seek to return to frontline politics by contesting a local election to become a lawmaker next month, officials said Thursday, a key step on his journey from prison to the premiership.

Malaysia's Anwar says Najib likely headed to jail

Kuala Lumpur - Newly released Malaysian political heavyweight Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday he expects ex-premier Najib Razak to be jailed over multi-billion-dollar graft claims.

Malaysia's Anwar says Najib likely headed to jail

Kuala Lumpur - Newly released Malaysian political heavyweight Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday he expects ex-premier Najib Razak to be jailed over multi-billion-dollar graft claims.

Malaysia's Anwar says Najib likely headed to jail

Kuala Lumpur - Newly released Malaysian political heavyweight Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday he expects ex-premier Najib Razak to be jailed over multi-billion-dollar graft claims.

Selfies with his captors: a whirlwind day for Malaysia's Anwar

Kuala Lumpur - Mobbed by ecstatic supporters and journalists, chased through the streets by the media like a celebrity, sharing an audience with the king, and taking selfies with his prison guards.

Malaysia's Anwar: A roller-coaster life takes a new turn

Kuala Lumpur - Anwar Ibrahim's release from prison marks yet another dramatic turn in a roller-coaster political life that has left a profound mark on Malaysian politics and society.

Anwar declares 'new dawn' in Malaysia after walking free from jail

Kuala Lumpur - Reformist Anwar Ibrahim declared a "new dawn for Malaysia" Wednesday after his release from prison paved the way for a return to national politics as presumptive successor to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad following a stunning election upset.

Malaysia poll win offers hope: Anwar

Sydney - Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim Wednesday said his country was on the verge of a new "golden era", with the toppling of a corruption-riddled regime offering hope to people "clamouring for freedom" everywhere.

UN body calls for Malaysia's Anwar to be freed: family

Kuala Lumpur - A UN body has determined that former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been jailed in violation of international law and called for his immediate release, according to a copy of the opinion released Monday by his family.

Malaysia's Anwar in hospital with 'serious' health problems: Wife

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's jailed ex-opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was hospitalised Tuesday for a host of health problems including "erratic" blood pressure, his wife said.

Anwar's wife Wan Azizah takes helm of Malaysian opposition

Kuala Lumpur - Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was sworn into Malaysia's parliament as opposition leader on Monday after winning the seat vacated by her husband Anwar Ibrahim when he was jailed on a sodomy conviction, media reports said.

Anwar's request for Malaysian royal pardon rejected: Report

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king has rejected a royal pardon request for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is currently serving five years in jail for sodomy, local media reported on Wednesday.

Malaysia's Anwar alleges 'conspiracy' as he is sent to jail

Wilayah Persekutuan - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim alleged a "political conspiracy" as he was sent to jail on Tuesday after his appeal against a sodomy conviction was overturned, likely spelling the end of his political career.

Malaysia's Anwar 'disgusted' by missing plane speculation

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim condemned on Tuesday speculation that the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner -- a member of Anwar's party -- may have been driven by political motives to sabotage the plane.Describing Captain Zaharie Ahmad...

Malaysia opposition leader's sodomy acquittal overturned

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was convicted of sodomy Friday in a fresh threat to the career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition.Saying a lower court misjudged evidence, a Court of Appeal...
 

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