16 May '18, 7am

Anwar hails 'new dawn for Malaysia' following release from prison

KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar Ibrahim has hailed a “new dawn” for Malaysia in his first news conference following his release from prison on Wednesday (May 16). The 70-year-old walked free from Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital after being granted a full royal pardon from Malaysia’s king, Sultan Muhammad V. Advertisement Speaking to the assembled media outside his home after his audience with the king , Anwar expressed his gratitude to all who fought for his freedom. “We asked for a pardon not to absolve us from wrongdoing, but because there was an abuse of power, to which the king agreed – and I’ve been cleared of all charges,” he said, as he spoke alongside his wife, the new deputy prime minister-designate Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. "We appealed because there was a miscarriage of justice. We appealed because there was a travesty of justice. I don’t need to sign any document, because all ...

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