Malaysia's Anwar faces final judgment in sodomy case

February 10th, 2015  
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Topic: Malaysia's Anwar faces final judgment in sodomy case

By Praveen Menon KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's highest court will deliver a decision on Tuesday on an appeal against a sodomy conviction by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, with a ruling against him likely meaning a five-year prison term that would stymie his political ambitions. Anwar was the ruling party's rising star in the mid-1990s before he fell out with then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Sodomy is illegal in Muslim-majority Malaysia. A conviction would disqualify the 67-year-old from political office and contesting the next election that must be held by 2018.


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