15 May '18, 12pm

Anwar to be released directly from hospital without returning to prison

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat's (PKR) de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim is expected to walk free from Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital on Wednesday (May 16) without being taken back to Sungai Buloh Prison. First, the Pardons Board will meet at 11am to discuss the application for his release and full pardon, said PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution. Advertisement “So, we expect (the release) will be at noon tomorrow before a gathering in the afternoon in Petaling Jaya,” he told reporters after visiting Anwar at the hospital on Tuesday. According to a statement released by the palace on Monday, the king, Sultan Muhammad V, had consented to all procedures related to the proceedings of the Pardons Board in finalising Anwar's release. Anwar began serving a five-year jail sentence in February 2015 after the Malaysian federal court upheld his conviction and sentence on a cha...

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