07 Jan '12, 12pm

Temperature rises in KL, ahead of Free Anwar rally on Monday

Kuala Lumpur - Police in Malaysia are allowing a rally in support of opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, to take place on Monday - the day the high court delivers its verdict on his long drawn sodomy trial. Mr Anwar's PKR party said it plans to gather over 100,000 people outside the court. Police said they will allow supporters of opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, to gather at a parking lot outside the Kuala Lumpur court complex, when the high court judge delivers his verdict. Authorities are treading carefully in a bid to prevent a repeat of the massive street rallies seen on July 9 2011, and subsequent police crackdown that severely tarnished the country's image. Outside Kuala Lumpur, Anwar took time off to perform Friday prayers with his supporters. He was charged with sodomy in 2008 - a charge, his second in over a decade that he maintains is politically motivated. The 6...

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