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Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim pardoned, walks out of hospital

  • Published at 04:09 am May 16th, 2018
Anwar Ibrahim - Malaysian politician
Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim gestures as he leaves a hospital where he is receiving treatment, ahead of an audience with Malaysia's King, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 16, 2018 Reuters

His lawyer Sivarasa Rasiah said the king has granted a full pardon

Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim was granted a full pardon on Wednesday and walked free out of a hospital in Kuala Lumpur where he has been undergoing treatment.

Smiling and waving to supporters, Anwar, 70, was wearing a black suit with a tie. He was surrounded by his family, lawyers and prison guards before getting into a car and driving to the palace for an audience with the king.

“The pardons board has already met and the king has granted a full pardon, which means all past convictions have been expunged,” said Sivarasa Rasiah, Anwar’s lawyer.

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