Anwar’s journey: 20 years of trials and triumphs

A+     A– Today marks the 20th anniversary of Anwar Ibrahim’s arrest after he was sacked as deputy prime minister on September 2, 1998. His dismissal, arrest and incarceration sparked the Reformasi movement which spawned a generation of activists, many of whom today have become elected representatives in the new Pakatan Harapan government are civil society...

Malaysia: Mahathir Mohamad says Anwar Ibrahim to be given royal pardon

New prime minister also pledges to recover billions of dollars lost in 1MDB corruption scandal In the final spin to 48 hours of election drama, Malaysia’s new prime minister, 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, declared yesterday he had set in motion plans for a royal pardon for Anwar Ibrahim – the former ally who was sacked and jailed when...

File fresh review to quash sodomy conviction, says Anwar’s ex-lawyer

Maintaining that the evidence against Anwar Ibrahim was flawed, S N Nair says getting a court judgment to that effect would be better than getting a pardon. Jailed PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim has yet to file an application for clemency although he is expected to be freed on June 8. (Reuters pic) PETALING JAYA: Anwar...

Malaysia: Mahathir Mohamad says Anwar Ibrahim to be given royal pardon

New prime minister also pledges to recover billions of dollars lost in 1MDB corruption scandal. Play Video 0:41  Malaysia’s king will pardon jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim, PM says – video In the final spin to 48 hours of election drama, Malaysia’s new prime minister, 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, declared yesterday he had set in motion plans for a royal...

File fresh review to quash sodomy conviction, says Anwar’s ex-lawyer

Maintaining that the evidence against Anwar Ibrahim was flawed, S N Nair says getting a court judgment to that effect would be better than getting a pardon. Jailed PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim has yet to file an application for clemency although he is expected to be freed on June 8. (Reuters pic) PETALING JAYA: Anwar...

Anwar Freed in Tense Kuala Lumpur

Opposition leader denounces charges against him as protest gathers steam. Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was freed from custody this morning in an increasingly volatile Kuala Lumpur without being charged over allegations he had sodomized a 23-year-old male volunteer in his office. Tension has been rising, with hundreds of people on the street last night...

Anwar’s Arrest Raises Tensions

Malaysian opposition leader is taken on sodomy charges as opposition pressure grows Police, some wearing balaclava masks, descended on the home of Anwar Ibrahim Tuesday, arresting the opposition leader on charges of forcibly sodomizing a 23-year-old male aide. The move ratcheted up political tensions in Malaysia and sent Anwar’s supporters into the streets around the...

Timeline of Anwars trials and tribulations

Early 1997: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anwar Ibrahim is accused of sexual misconduct. The matter was brought up before Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and in July 1997. Mahathir announces publicly that there is no truth to the allegations. 1998, June: Allegations of sexual misconduct are again raised, in a book entitled 50 reasons why Anwar...

Travesty of Justice in Malaysia: Anwar to be charged Thursday

KUALA LUMPUR: Police on Wednesday served notice to PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to appear at the Jalan Duta sessions court here at 10am Thursday. The notice was served at Anwar’s house, says his lawyer Sankara Nair. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar confirmed that the police had served Anwar with a...