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Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim freed, given royal pardon

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) --- Reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim celebrated a new dawn for Malaysia after he was given a royal pardon and freed from custody Wednesday, transforming a political prisoner into a prime minister-in-waiting following his alliance s stunning election victory. Anwar, 70, was convicted of sodomy in 2015 in a case he said was aimed at crushing his alliance, which was making gains against Malaysia s long ruling coalition government. His sentence was set to end June 8 but last week s un

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