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Malaysia’s King to Pardon Anwar Immediately, Mahathir Says

  • Mahathir to unveil cabinet members, attacks attorney general
  • Anwar set to succeed Mahathir according to coalition deal
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Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia’s king is willing to pardon jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim immediatelytictocnews (Source: Bloomberg)
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Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that Malaysia’s king has indicated he’s willing to immediately pardon jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim, his likely successor.

Anwar, 70, is the de facto leader of the Pakatan Harapan alliance that won Malaysia’s election earlier this week, ending the Barisan Nasional’s six-decade rule. While Mahathir had previously agreed to serve as interim prime minister until Anwar was released from jail, the 92-year-old leader has avoided saying directly when he would hand over power.