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Anwar's sodomy conviction upheld

Anwar (second from right) arriving with his wife at the federal court in Putrajaya on Tuesday. The court's verdict is likely to end the opposition leader's political career less than two years after the government was nearly toppled in a general election.


A MALAYSIAN court on Tuesday upheld a sodomy conviction for Anwar Ibrahim, the leader of the country's opposition, the culmination of an extended legal battle entwined with a high-stakes struggle for political supremacy.

A lower court had sentenced Anwar to five years in...

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