Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim to be freed on Tuesday, daughter says

In a press conference at Yayasan Al Bukhary here Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah said that she will also push for a media council to allow the press to self-govern

In a press conference at Yayasan Al Bukhary here Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah said that she will also push for a media council to allow the press to self-govern

Word about Anwar's supposed release started flying about after several local media quoted Nurul Izzah as saying that he would be released today. A full pardon by the king would mean Anwar can return to active politics.

Under Malaysian law, Anwar is disqualified from running for office for five years after his release, unless he is pardoned by the King. She is the first female deputy premier in Malaysia but the current set-up is seen as transitional as Mahathir has agreed to hand over the baton to Anwar once he is freed.

"Pardon (is) based on a miscarriage of justice", said Anwar's daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar, who is also Permatang Pauh MP in a WhatsApp text to The Straits Times. Nearly incredible must be the swingback in Malaysian politics, verily an electoral natural disaster.

Sodomy is illegal in Muslim-majority Malaysia, where the offence carries a jail term of up to 20 years.

It was a second spell in prison for Anwar, a former deputy prime minister in the defeated ruling party who was also imprisoned under Mahathir in 1998 following a power struggle.

Anwar is now in Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, where he is recovering after surgery, according to Malaysian local media. Anwar is in custody on charges of sodomy and corruption and can not take any office until he is pardoned and released.

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After Anwar's release in 2004, he jumped ship from the Barisan Nasional coalition of which he was once a leading member to galvanise the country's once disparate opposition into a potent force.

At 92, he is the world's oldest elected leader.

Mahathir refutes this, claiming he was acting on police advice.

She said: "He followed the event of the prime minister being sworn in and the victory. even though he was a spectator this time not within the ring, so to speak, but he has contributed".

Pakatan Harapan has named Anwar as the prime minister-in-waiting, with Dr Mahathir having promised to vacate the seat once Anwar is pardoned, released and elected as a lawmaker.

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