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Malaysia's Anwar gives full support to PM

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May 16, 2018

Former Malaysia deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim was convicted of sodomy in 2015.

Jailed former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim has been granted a full pardon and walked free from a Kuala Lumpur hospital where he has been undergoing treatment.

Smiling and waving to supporters on Wednesday, Anwar, 70, 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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